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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 17, 12 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 1875-628X (Online)
ISSN: 1570-1808 (Print)
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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery publishes letters, full-length/mini-reviews, research articles, 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 the latest Internet technology for both the submission and review of manuscripts. The journal is an essential reading to all pharmaceutical scientists involved in research in drug design and discovery.

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Anticholinesterase Activity of Cinnamic Acids Derivatives: In Vitro, In Vivo Biological Evaluation, and Docking Study


Shahrzad Ghafary, Hamid Nadri, Mohammad Mahdavi, Alireza Moradi, Tahmineh Akbarzadeh, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Najmeh Edraki, Farshad Homayouni Moghadam and Mohsen Amini*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817666191224094049
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Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Progress in Synthesis and Bioactivity Evaluation of Pyrazoloquinazolines

, 2020; 17(2): 104 - 113

Hui Zhao, Xiaoxia Hu, Yue Zhang, Chunlei Tang* and Bainian Feng*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666181017120100



Targeting Inflammation with Conjugated Cinnamic Amides, Ethers and Esters

, 2020; 17(1): 3 - 11

Ioannis Fotopoulos, Eleni Pontiki and Dimitra Hadjipavlou Litina*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181129125511




Molecular Modeling of an Orphan GPR18 Receptor

, 2019; 16(10): 1167 - 1174

Kamil J. Kuder, Tadeusz Karcz, Maria Kaleta and Katarzyna Kiec-Kononowicz*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180810114847



The Structure of MT189-Tubulin Complex Provides Insights into Drug Design

, 2019; 16(9): 1069 - 1073

Zhongping Li, Lingling Ma, Chengyong Wu, Tao Meng, Lanping Ma, Wenyue Zheng, Yamei Yu*, Qiang Chen*, Jinliang Yang and Jingkang Shen


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181122122655



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




Open Access Articles

A Series of Furan-based Hydrazones: Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity, Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity

, 2020; 17(3): 312 - 322

Mehlika Dilek Altintop*, Belgin Sever, Özlem Atli Eklioğlu, Merve Baysal, Rasime Demirel and Ahmet Özdemir




Synthesis of Piperidine Conjugated Dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones and their Antiproliferative Activity, Molecular Docking Studies and DFT Calculations

, 2020; 17(1): 85 - 93

Kereyagalahally Honneshappa Narasimhamurthy, Chandra, Toreshettahally Ramesh Swaroop, Swamy Jagadish and Kanchugarakoppal Subbegowda Rangappa*




Synthesis and Analgesic Activity of Monoterpenoid Aldehyde-derived Hydro-2H-chromeneols

, 2020; 17(1): 68 - 78

Irina Il'ina*, Ekaterina Morozova, Dina Korсhagina, Konstantin Volсho, Tat'yana Tolstikova and Nariman Salakhutdinov




Identifying the Structural Features of Diphenyl Ether Analogues for InhA Inhibition: A 2D and 3D QSAR Based Study

, 2020; 17(1): 31 - 47

Ashutosh Prasad Tiwari, Varadaraj Bhat Giliyar*, Gurypur Gautham Shenoy and Vandana Kalwaja Eshwara




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

, 2019; 16(12): 1387 - 1394

Mark Gallant Fulton, Matthew Thomas Loch, Caroline Anne Cuoco, Alice Lambert Rodriguez, Emily Days, Paige Newton Vinson, Krystian Andrezej Kozek, Charles David Weaver, Anna Louise Blobaum, Peter Jeffrey Conn, Colleen Marie Niswender* and Craig William Lindsley*




Antitumor Activity of Cyclodextrin-based Supramolecular Platinum Prodrug In vitro and In vivo

, 2019; 16(11): 1296 - 1301

Yu-Hui Zhang, Jie Wang, Siqintana Xin, Li-Juan Wang and Xianliang Sheng*




Synthesis of Phenyl- and Pyridyl-substituted Benzyloxybenzaldehydes by Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reactions

, 2019; 16(11): 1248 - 1257

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





Benzo[d]imidazol-5-yl)-5-(substituted)-1,3,4-Oxadiazoles: Synthesis, Anticancer, Antimicrobial and In Silico Studies

, 2019; 16(9): 994 - 1005

Naveen Kumar, Swamy Sreenivasa*, Bhuvanesh Sukhlal Kalal, Vasantha Kumar, Bantwal Shivarama Holla, Vinitha Ramanath Pai, Nadigar Revansiddappa Mohan and Shivaraj Govindaiah




The Structure of MT189-Tubulin Complex Provides Insights into Drug Design

, 2019; 16(9): 1069 - 1073

Zhongping Li, Lingling Ma, Chengyong Wu, Tao Meng, Lanping Ma, Wenyue Zheng, Yamei Yu*, Qiang Chen*, Jinliang Yang and Jingkang Shen






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*




Synthesis, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial Potential and Molecular Docking Studies of 4,5-Disubstituted-1,2,4-Triazole Thioacetate Derivatives

, 2019; 16(7): 734 - 745

Muhammad Nouman Arif, Humaira Nadeem*, Rehan Zafar Paracha, Arif-ullah Khan, Muhammad Imran and Fawad Ali






Most Cited Articles

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Novel trifluoromethylpyrazole acyl thiourea derivatives: Synthesis, antifungal activity and docking study

, 2019; 16(7): 785-791.

Han Wang, Zhi-Wen Zhai, Yan-Xia Shi, Cheng-Xia Tan, Jian-Quan Weng, Liang Han, Bao-Ju Li and Xing-Hai Liu*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180704103047



Review Article

Neurokinin-1 receptor antagonists as anticancer drugs

, 2019; 16(10): 1110-1129.

Miguel Muñoz* and Rafael Coveñas


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190221091955


Research Article

Evaluation of the in vitro antitumor activity of nanostructured cyclotides in polymers of Eudragit<sup>®</sup> L 100-55 and RS 30 D

, 2019; 16(4): 437-445.

Osmar N. Silva, Michelle F.S. Pinto, Juliane F.C. Viana, Camila G. Freitas, Isabel C.M. Fensterseifer, David J. Craik and Octavio L. Franco*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180801115526



Research Article

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


Research Article

Synthesis, anti-proliferative evaluation, and molecular docking studies of 3-(Alkylthio)-5,6-diaryl-1,2,4-triazines as tubulin polymerization inhibitors

, 2019; 16(11): 1194-1201.

Farhad Saravani, Ebrahim Saeedian Moghadam, Hafezeh Salehabadi, Seyednasser Ostad, Morteza Pirali Hamedani, Massoud Amanlou, Mohammad Ali Faramarzi and Mohsen Amini*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180727114216


Research Article

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*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180626122630


Research Article

New 2-oxopyridine/2-thiopyridine derivatives tethered to a benzotriazole with cytotoxicity on MCF7 cell lines and with antiviral activities

, 2020; 17(2): 124-137.

Adel Mahmoud Attia, Ahmed Ibrahin Khodair*, Eman Abdelnasser Gendy, Mohammed Abu El-Magd and Yaseen Ali Mosa Mohamed Elshaier*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190220123547


Letter

One-pot synthesis of betulin triterpenoid quaternized pyridine derivatives and their antimicrobial activity

, 2020; 17(1): 79-84.

Elvira Rifovna Shakurova, Darina Alexandrovna Pozdnyakova, Elena Valeryevna Tretyakova and Lyudmila Vyacheslavovna Parfenova*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181217123629


Research Article

Identifying the structural features of diphenyl ether analogues for inha inhibition: A 2D and 3D QSAR based study

, 2020; 17(1): 31-47.

Ashutosh Prasad Tiwari, Varadaraj Bhat Giliyar*, Gurypur Gautham Shenoy and Vandana Kalwaja Eshwara


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190611153933



Research Article

Scoring ligand efficiency: Potency, ligand efficiency and product ligand efficiency within big data landscape

, 2019; 16(11): 1258-1263.

Jaroslaw Polanski*, Anna Pedrys, Roksana Duszkiewicz and Johann Gasteiger


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190112154505


Research Article

Melatonin ameliorates radiation-induced sciatic nerve injury

, 2020; 17(1): 21-30.

Dheyauldeen Shabeeb*, Ahmed Eleojo Musa, Mansoor Keshavarz, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh, Mohammed Reza Hadian, Azin Nowrouzi, Alireza Shirazi* and Masoud Najafi


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190617160434




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Design, Synthesis and Anti Colon Cancer Activity Evaluation of Phosphorylated Derivatives of Lamivudine (3TC)

, 2011; 8(1): 59-64.

Valasani Koteswara Rao, Sanapalli S. Reddy, Balam S. Krishna, Cirandur S. Reddy, Nimmanapalli P. Reddy, Tamatam C.M. Reddy, Chamarthi N. Raju and S. K. Ghosh


DOI: 10.2174/157018011793663921


Synthesis of Phenyl- and Pyridyl-substituted Benzyloxybenzaldehydes by Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reactions

, 2019; 16(11): 1248-1257.

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


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181106123809


Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Adamantyl Substituted Pyridoxine Derivatives

, 2019; 16(12): 1360-1369.

Rail Khaziev, Nikita Shtyrlin, Roman Pavelyev, Raushan Nigmatullin, Raylya Gabbasova, Denis Grishaev, Anna Shtro, Anastasia Galochkina , Yulia Nikolaeva , Tatiana Vinogradova , Olga Manicheva, Marine Dogonadze, Oleg Gnezdilov , Evgenii Sokolovich, Petr Yablonskiy, Konstantin Balakin and Yurii Shtyrlin*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190911150705


Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Camptothecin Conjugated with NSAIDs as Novel Dual-actin Antitumor Agents

, 2019; 16(12): 1378-1386.

Xingchen Cai, Weiwei Huang, Yi Huang, Lihua Xia, Miao Liu, Mengke Wang, Wenchao Wang and Qingyong Li*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190221103257




Synthesis, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of 5-((styrylsulfonyl) methyl)-1,3,4-Oxadiazol / Thiadiazol-2-amine Derivatives

, 2019; 16(11): 1233-1247.

Gundala Sravya, Ummadi Nagarjuna, Venkatapuram Padmavathi, Galla Rajitha, Sakuri Chandi priya and Adivireddy Padmaja*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181102114529


Biology-oriented Drug Synthesis (BIODS), Structural Characterization and Bioactivities of Novel Albendazole Derivatives

, 2019; 16(12): 1329-1338.

Momin Khan*, Shahid Khan, Uzma Salar, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Gauhar Rehman, Naeem Gul and Iltaf Khan


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190221163641





Editor-in-Chief

K. Kuca
University of Hradec Kralove
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic

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Journal History

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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