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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 16, 12 Issues, 2019
ISSN: 1875-628X (Online)
ISSN: 1570-1808 (Print)
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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery publishes letters, full-length/mini-reviews, highlights and guest edited thematic issues in all areas of rational drug design and discovery including medicinal chemistry, in-silico drug design, combinatorial chemistry, high-throughput screening, drug targets, and structure-activity relationships. The emphasis is on publishing quality papers very rapidly by taking full advantage of latest Internet technology for both submission and review of manuscripts. The online journal is an essential reading to all pharmaceutical scientists involved in research in drug design and discovery.

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Identification of New Inhibitors of Mutant Isocitrate Dehydrogenase 2 through Molecular Similarity-based Virtual Screening

, 16(8): 861 - 867

Lijun Yang, Stefan Pusch, Victoria Jennings, Tianfang Ma, Qihua Zhu, Yungen Xu, Andreas von Deimling* and Xiaoming Zha*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180808094432


Research Article

3D-QSAR Studies of S-DABO Derivatives as Non-nucleoside HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

, 16(8): 868 - 881

Yueping Wang, Jie Chang, Jiangyuan Wang, Peng Zhong, Yufang Zhang, Christopher Cong Lai and Yanping He*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180810112321


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Articles Ahead of Print


Cytotoxic Activity and DNA Binding Property of New Aminopyrimidine Derivatives


Hamidreza Akrami, Bibi Fatemeh Mirjalili, Omidreza Firuzi, Azadeh Hekmat, Ali Akbar Saboury, Ramin Miri, Omid Sabzevari, Morteza Pirali-Hamedani, Fereshteh Jeivad, Setareh Moghimi, Saeed Emami, Alireza Foroumadi* and Mehdi Khoobi*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190712102119
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Synthesis and Evaluation of Anticonvulsant Activities of 4- Phenylpiperidin-2-one Derivatives


Shi-Ben Wang*, Hui Liu, Guang-Yong Li, Kang Lei, Xiao-Jing Li, Zhe-Shan Quan and Xue-Kun Wang*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190710142848
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Azacyanines as Novel Topoisomerase II Alpha Inhibitors


Sercan Guloglu, Fahriye Nur Kirmaci, Ozgul Persil Cetinkol*, Mehrdad Forough and Aybuke Gulkaya


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190628161945
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Diversified Thiazole Substituted Coumarins and Chromones as Non- Cytotoxic ROS and NO Inhibitors


Uzma Salar, Khalid Mohammed Khan*, Almas Jabeen, Shafquat Hussain, Aisha Faheem, Farwa Naqvi and Shahnaz Perveen


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190611155218
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New hydrazone derivatives of pyrazole-4-carboxaldehydes exhibited anti-inflammatory properties


Mingxia Song, Xianqing Deng*, Bing Liu, Shengwang Yu, Shihui He, Yuqiu Liang, Sifan Li and Qiuyan Chen


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190731113441
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Synthesis, Characterization, and Molecular Docking Studies of N-Acylated Butyro- and Valerolactam Derivatives with Antiproliferative and Cytotoxic Activities


Mark Tristan J. Quimque, Mark John P. Mandigma, Justin Allen K. Lim, Simon Budde, Hans-Martin Dahse, Oliver B. Villaflores, Arnold V. Hallare and Allan Patrick G. Macabeo*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190716141524
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Synthesis, In Silico And In Vivo Evaluation Of Novel 1, 3, 4-Thiadiazole Derivatives As Potent Anticancer Agent


Byran Gowramma*, Swathi Krishna, Manal Mohammed, Thaggikuppe K Praveen, Rajagopal Kalirajan and L Kaviarasan


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190710145939
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Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Paclitaxel-tyroserleutide Conjugates Self-assembly into Nanocarrier for Drug Delivery

, 2019; 16(8): 882 - 891

Yongjia Liu, Leilei Shi, Bangshang Zhu*, Yue Su, Hui Li* and Xinyuan Zhu


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180803124625





Potential of Nanoparticles in Combating Candida Infections

, 2019; 16(5): 478 - 491

Faizan Abul Qais, Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad* and Abdullah Safar Althubiani


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666181015145224





Synthesis and Antichlamydial Activity of Novel Phenazines

, 2019; 16(2): 174 - 181

Xiaofeng Bao, Xiaowei Yu, Chao Xia, Ningjing Yang, Shengju Yang* and Yu Zhao*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180518112952



A New Class of Pure Estrogen Alpha Receptor Antagonists; Design, Synthesis and in-vitro Screening

, 2019; 16(1): 66 - 81

Akbar John Jameera Begam, Katike Ahamed Basheer, Selvaraj Jubie*, Srikanth Jupudi, Mohammed Afzal Azam and Palanisamy Dhanabal


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180327124634



Preparation and Characterization of GLUT1-mediated Novel Brain Targeting Magnetic Nanoparticles

, 2018; 15(12): 1308 - 1313

Li Zhang, Yi Zhao, Qiming Yue, Qiuyi Fu, Li Hai, Li Guo, Qiantao Wang* and Yong Wu*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180322113934



Synthesis and Mosquiticidal Activity of Novel Hydrazone Containing Pyrimidine Derivatives against Aedes aegypti

, 2018; 15(9): 951 - 956

Zhong-Hua Shen, Zhao-Hui Sun, James J. Becnel, Alden Estep, David E. Wedge*, Cheng-Xia Tan, Jian-Quan Weng, Liang Han and Xing-Hai Liu*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180102141640



Open Access Articles

In Vitro and In Vivo Profiles and Characterization of Insulin Nanocarriers Based in Flexible Liposomes Designed for Oral Administration

, 2019; 16(8): 948 - 960

Sara Melisa Arciniegas Ruiz, María Josefa Bernad Bernad, Raquel Lopez Arellano, Roberto Diaz Torres, Sara Del Carmen Caballero Chacón and Dinorah Vargas Estrada*




A Study on the Synthesis of Risedronic Acid: The Role of an Ionic Liquid Additive

, 2019; 16(3): 238 - 244

Dávid Illés Nagy, Alajos Grün, Júlia Sinkovicz, Sándor Garadnay, István Greiner and György Keglevich*




Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Some Novel Thiophene-bearing Quinazoline Derivatives as EGFR Inhibitors

, 2019; 16(2): 102 - 110

Min Zou, Bo Jin, Yanrong Liu, Huiping Chen, Zhuangli Zhang, Changzheng Zhang, Zhihong Zhao and Liyun Zheng*




Efficient Synthesis of Ibandronate in the Presence of an Ionic Liquid

, 2018; 15(7): 713 - 720

David Illes Nagy, Alajos Grun, Oliver Pavela, Sandor Garadnay, Istvan Greiner and Gyorgy Keglevich*




Challenges in the Discovery and Optimization of mGlu2/4 Heterodimer Positive Allosteric Modulators

, 2018; 15: 1 - 7 (E-Pub Ahead of Print)

Mark G. Fulton, Matthew T. Loch, Caroline A. Cuoco, Alice L. Rodriguez, Emily Days, Paige N. Vinson, Krystian A. Kozek, C David Weaver, Anna L. Blobaum, Jeff Conn, Colleen M. Niswender and Craig W. Lindsley*




L-carnitine Supplementation Improves Self-rating Depression Scale Scores in Uremic Male Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

, 2017; 14(6): 737 - 742

Kyoko Tashiro, Yusuke Kaida, Sho-ichi Yamagishi, Hideharu Tanaka, Miyuki Yokoro, Junko Yano, Kazuko Sakai, Yuka Kurokawa, Kensei Taguchi, Yosuke Nakayama, Takahiro Inokuchi and Kei Fukami*




The Synthesis of (Iodobenzyl)oxybenzaldehydes, Useful Intermediates for Biologically Active Targets

, 2017; 14(2): 233 - 239

Hedvig Bölcskei, Andrea Német-Hanzelik, István Greiner, Zsófia Dubrovay, Viktor Háda and György Keglevich




In Vitro and In Vivo Investigations into the Carbene Gold Chloride and Thioglucoside Anticancer Drug Candidates NHC-AuCl and NHC-AuSR

, 2017; 14(2): 125 - 134

Wolfgang Walther, Oyinlola Dada, Cillian O’Beirne, Ingo Ott, Goar Sánchez-Sanz, Claudia Schmidt, Carsta Werner, Xiangming Zhu and Matthias Tacke




Efficient Synthesis of Pamidronic Acid Using an Ionic Liquid Additive

, 2016; 13(6): 475 - 478

Alajos Grun, Dávid Illés Nagy, Sándor Garadnay, István Greiner and Gyorgy Keglevich






4-Substituted-2-Methoxyphenol: Suitable Building Block to Prepare New Bioactive Natural-like Hydroxylated Biphenyls

, 2015; 12(2): 131 - 139

Maria Antonietta Dettori, Davide Fabbri, Marina Pisano, Carla Rozzo, Giuseppe Palmieri, Alessandro Dessi, Roberto Dallocchio and Giovanna Delogu




Design and Synthesis of New Dual Binding Site Cholinesterase Inhibitors: in vitro Inhibition Studies with in silico Docking

, 2014; 11(3): 331 - 338

Muhammad Yar, Marek Bajda, Rana Atif Mehmood, Lala Rukh Sidra, Nisar Ullah, Lubna Shahzadi, Muhammad Ashraf, Tayaba Ismail, Sohail Anjum Shahzad, Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Syed Ali Raza Naqvi and Nasir Mahmood




Optimized Synthesis of Etidronate

, 2013; 10(8): 733 - 737

Rita Kovacs, David Illes Nagy, Alajos Grün, Gyorgy Tibor Balogh, Sandor Garadnay, Istvan Greiner and Gyorgy Keglevich






Most Cited Articles

Research Article

Synthesis and mosquiticidal activity of novel hydrazone containing pyrimidine derivatives against aedes aegypti

, 2018; 15(9): 951-956.

Zhong-Hua Shen, Zhao-Hui Sun, James J. Becnel, Alden Estep , David E. Wedge*, Cheng-Xia Tan, Jian-Quan Weng, Liang Han and Xing-Hai Liu*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180102141640


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Synthesis, nematicidal activity and docking study of novel pyrazole-4-carboxamide derivatives against meloidogyne incognita

, 2018; 16(1): 29-35.

Long Cheng, Wen Zhao, Zhong-Hua Shen, Tian-Ming Xu, Hong-Ke Wu, Wei-Li Peng* and Xing-Hai Liu*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180326150827


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Synthesis and antifungal activity of some 6-tert-butyl-8-chloro-2, 3-dimethylquinolin-4-ol derivatives against Pyricularia oryae

, 2018; 15(12): 1314-1318.

Yue-Ming Fang, Rui-Rui Zhang, Zhong-Hua Shen, Cheng-Xia Tan, Jian-Quan Weng, Tian-Ming Xu*, Xing-Hai Liu*, Hong-Ying Huang and Hong-Ke Wu


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180313121735


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Novel azole-functionalited flouroquinolone hybrids: Design, conventional and microwave irradiated synthesis, evaluation as antibacterial and antioxidant agents

, 2018; 15(1): 46-64.

Meltem Mentese, Neslihan Demirbas*, Arif Mermer, Serpil Demirci, Ahmet Demirbas and Faik Ahmet Ayaz


DOI: 10.2174/1570180814666170823163540


Research Article

Synthesis, biological evaluation and docking studies of 1,3,4-oxadiazole fused benzothiazole derivatives for anticancer drugs

, 2018; 15(12): 1299-1307.

Madala Subramanyam, Reddymasu Sreenivasulu, Rambabu Gundla, Mandava V.B. Rao and Koya Prabhakara Rao *


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180219165119


Research Article

Synthesis and biological evaluation of new quinoline-based thiazolyl hydrazone derivatives as potent antifungal and anticancer agents

, 1 February 2018; 15(2): 193-202.

Ali Erguc, Mehlika Dilek Altintop*, Ozlem Atli, Belgin Sever, Gokalp Iscan, Gozde Gormus and Ahmet Ozdemir


DOI: 10.2174/1570180814666171003145227


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Biological activities and docking studies on novel bis 1,4-DHPS linked to arene core via ether or ester linkage

, 2018; 15(10): 1036-1045.

Nada S. Ibrahim, Magda F. Mohamed, Ahmed H. M. Elwahy* and Ismail A. Abdelhamid*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180105162323


Research Article

Design, synthesis, and screening of hybrid benzothiazolyl-oxadiazoles as anticonvulsant agents

, 1 April 2018; 15(4): 398-405.

Sheikh Murtuja, Mohammad Shaquiquzzaman and Mohammad Amir*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180814666170526154914


Research Article

Arginine- and lysine-rich peptides: Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity

, 2018; 15(3): 220-226.

Adriano Mollica*, Giorgia Macedonio, Azzurra Stefanucci, Roberto Costante, Simone Carradori, Valentina Cataldi, Mara Di Giulio, Luigina Cellini, Romano Silvestri, Cesare Giordano, Anita Scipioni, Stefano Morosetti, Pasqualina Punzi and Sako Mirzaie


DOI: 10.2174/1570180814666170213161341


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Synthesis and assessment of novel anti-chlamydial benzylidene acylhydrazides derivatives

, 2018; 15(1): 31-36.

Xiaofeng Bao, Ying Xue, Chao Xia, Yin Lu, Ningjing Yang and Yu Zhao*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180814666170526170227


Letter

Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of gemfibrozil-stilbene hybrid as antioxidant agent

, 2018; 15(11): 1230-1238.

Rosa Amoroso, Lidia Leporini, Ivana Cacciatore, Lisa Marinelli, Alessandra Ammazzalorso, Isabella Bruno, Barbara De Filippis, Marialuigia Fantacuzzi, Cristina Maccallini, Luigi Menghini, Antonio Di Stefano and Letizia Giampietro*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180321163246




Research Article

Design, synthesis and anti-HIV-1 activity of modified styrylquinolines

, 2018; 15(9): 937-944.

Shivani Mahajan, Shiv Gupta, Nisha Jariwala, Deepali Bhadane , Late K.K. Bhutani, Smita Kulkarni* and Inder Pal Singh*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666171212143339


Research Article

6-methoxy-3,4-dihydronaphthalenone chalcone-like derivatives as potent tyrosinase inhibitors and radical scavengers

, 2018; 15(11): 1170-1179.

Sara Ranjbar, Abdolhossein Akbari, Najmeh Edraki, Mahsima Khoshneviszadeh, Hajar Hemmatian, Omidreza Firuzi and Mehdi Khoshneviszadeh*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180219155027



Most Accessed Articles





Novel 1,3,4-Oxadiazole Fused Thiadiazole Derivatives: Synthesis and study of Anticancer Activities

, 2019; 16(6): 656-662.

Zanjam Spandana, Reddymasu Sreenivasulu, Tadigiri MalathiRekha and Mandava Venkata Basaveswara Rao*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181031125946




Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Thiourea Derivatives as Antimicrobial and Antiviral Agents

, 2019; 16(6): 618-624.

Veerasamy Ravichandran*, Sivadasan Shalini, Krishnan Suresh Kumar, Harish Rajak and Ram Kishore Agrawal


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180801120440



Action of Thioglycosides of 1,2,4-Triazoles and Imidazoles on the Oxidative Stress and Glycosidases in Mice with Molecular Docking

, 2019; 16(6): 696-710.

Mahmoud Balbaa*, Doaa Awad, Ahmad Abd Elaal, Shimaa Mahsoub, Mayssaa Moharram, Omayma Sadek, Nadjet Rezki, Mohamed Reda Aouad, Mohamed El-Taher Ibrahim Badawy and El Sayed Helmy El Ashry


DOI: 10.2174/1573413715666181212150955




Editor-in-Chief

K. Kuca
University of Hradec Kralove
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic

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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery was introduced in 2004. Dr. Kamil Kuca serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
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