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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 21, 32 Issues, 2021
ISSN: 1873-4294 (Online)
ISSN: 1568-0266 (Print)
This journal supports open access

Aims & Scope

Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry is a forum for the review of areas of keen and topical interest to medicinal chemists and others in the allied disciplines. Each issue is solely devoted to a specific topic, containing six to nine reviews, which provide the reader a comprehensive survey of that area. A Guest Editor who is an expert in the topic under review, will assemble each issue. The scope of Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry will cover all areas of medicinal chemistry, including current developments in rational drug design, synthetic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, high-throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry, compound diversity measurements, drug absorption, drug distribution, metabolism, new and emerging drug targets, natural products, pharmacogenomics, and structure-activity relationships. Medicinal chemistry is a rapidly maturing discipline. The study of how structure and function are related is absolutely essential to understanding the molecular basis of life. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry aims to contribute to the growth of scientific knowledge and insight, and facilitate the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents to treat debilitating human disorders. The journal is essential for every medicinal chemist who wishes to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important advances.

Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

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Volume 21

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Number 10



Current Frontiers







Review Article

Role of Phytomolecules in the Treatment of Obesity: Targets, Mechanisms and Limitations

, 21(10): 863 - 877

Shampa Ghosh, Srividya Manchala , Manchala Raghunath, Gaurav Sharma , Abhishek K. Singh* and Jitendra K. Sinha *


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210305101804


Review Article



Research Article

The Bioactive Potential of Culturable Fungal Endophytes Isolated From the Leaf of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don

, 21(10): e260421193025

Sucheta Singh*, Surjeet Verma, Dharmendra K. Yadav, Anant Kumar, Rekha Tyagi, Priyanka Gupta, Dnyaneshwar U. Bawankule, Mahendra P. Darokar, Santosh K. Srivastava and Alok Kalra


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210426123437


Research Article





Articles Ahead of Print


The Role of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor in Addiction: A Novel Drug Target


Carla Quiroga, Juan José Barberena, Jocelyne Alcaraz-Silva , Sérgio Machado, Claudio Imperatori , Ali Yadollahpour , Henning Budde, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Diogo Telles-Correia and Eric Murillo-Rodríguez *


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210521165532
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Application of In silico Methods in the Design of Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Mohamad Haider, Anjali Chauhan, Sana Tariq, Dharam Pal Pathak, Nadeem Siddiqui, Soni Ali, Faheem Hyder Pottoo and Ruhi Ali*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210521164545
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Cellular Bioenergetic and Metabolic Changes in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Maria Gevezova, Danail Minchev, Iliana Pacheva, Yordan Sbirkov, Ralitsa Yordanova, Elena Timova, Vasil Kotetarov, Ivan Ivanov and Victoria Sarafian*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210521142131
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NGS-based mtDNA Profiling Could Reveal Genetic Alterations in Schizophrenia


Elena Mihailova Ivanova, Snezhina Mihailova Kandilarova, Tzvetelin Ivanov Lukanov, Elissaveta Jordanova Naumova, Katerina Valentinova Akabalieva and Vihra Krumova Milanova*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210521155500
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Thiazolidinedione: A Privileged Scaffold for the Development of Anticancer Agents


Juan Sun, Yue-Hu Chen, Han-Yu Liu, Emmerson Hondo, Yang Zhou* and Yuan-Feng Wu*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210521143550
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A Review on Natural Sources Derived Protein Nanoparticles as Anticancer Agents


Tanima Bhattacharya, Samka Peregrine Maishu, Rokeya Akter, Md. Habibur Rahman*, Muhammad Furqan Akhtar, Ammara Saleem, May Bin-Jumah, Mohamed Kamel, Mervat A. Abdel-Latif and Mohamed M. Abdel-Daim*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210412151700
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Abstracts Ahead of Print





1,3,4-Oxadiazoles as Potential Pharmacophore for Cytotoxic Potentiality: A Comprehensive Review


Divya Sharma, Salahuddin*, Vikas Sharma, Rajnish Kumar, Sagar Joshi, Sunita Kumari, Shivani Saxena, Avijit Mazumder, Mohammad Shahar Yar and Mohamed Jawed Ahsan


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210612031144
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COVID-19 and diabetes mellitus: potential metabolic associations


Pedro Henrique Abreu da Silva, Andressa Santos Garcia, Fábio Aguiar Alves, André Luis Souza dos Santos* and Cátia Lacerda Sodré*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210612025938
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Contrasting Roles of the Galectin-3 in the Schizophrenia Onset, Clinical Presentation and Somatic Comorbidity


Milica M. Borovcanin*, Gordana D. Radosavljevic, Jelena Pantic, Jelena Milovanovic, Natasa R. Mijailovic, Aleksandar N. Arsenijevic and Nebojsa N. Arsenijevic


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210611162420
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Advances in anoctamin 1: A Potential New Drug Target in Medicinal Chemistry


Junjie Zhong, Wendi Xuan, Mengting Tang, Shihao Cui, Yuhang Zhou, Xiaosheng Qu*, Xin Cao* and Bing Niu*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210607125614
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Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Parallelization of Molecular Docking: A Review

, 2018; 18(12): 1015 - 1028

Dong Dong, Zhijian Xu, Wu Zhong and Shaoliang Peng*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026618666180821145215




A Review on Plant Antimicrobials of Past Decade

, 2018; 18(10): 812 - 833

Preet Amol Singh, Sapna D. Desai and Jasbir Singh*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026618666180516123229




Prediction and Targeting of Interaction Interfaces in G-protein Coupled Receptor Oligomers

, 2018; 18(8): 714 - 746

Anke C. Schiedel, Meryem Kose, Carlos Barreto, Beatriz Bueschbell, Giulia Morra, Ozge Sensoy* and Irina S. Moreira*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026618666180604082610






Current Methods Applied to Biomaterials – Characterization Approaches, Safety Assessment and Biological International Standards

, 2018; 18(4): 256 - 274

Justine P.R. Oliveira*, H. Ivan Melendez-Ortiz, Emilio Bucio, Patricia Terra Alves, Mayara Ingrid Sousa Lima, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Monica B. Mathor, Gustavo H.C. Varca and Ademar B. Lugao


DOI: 10.2174/1568026618666180410151518



Aurora Kinase Inhibitors in Head and Neck Cancer

, 2018; 18(3): 199 - 213

Guangying Qi, Jing Liu, Sisi Mi, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Shengjian Jin, Wenhua Shao, Tian Liu, Naozumi Ishimaru, Bo Tang* and Yasusei Kudo*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026618666180112163741



Open Access Articles

An Overview of Ovarian Cancer: Molecular Processes Involved and Development of Target-based Chemotherapeutics

, 2021; 21(4): 329 - 346

Basheerulla Shaik, Tabassum Zafar, Krishnan Balasubramanian and Satya P. Gupta*





Beyond DNA-targeting in Cancer Chemotherapy. Emerging Frontiers - A Review

, 2021; 21(1): 28 - 47

Simon N. Mbugua, Lydia W. Njenga, Ruth A. Odhiambo, Shem O. Wandiga and Martin O. Onani*




Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy: Looking Back, Looking Forward

, 2020; 20(32): 2959 - 2969

Danny Feijtel, Marion de Jong and Julie Nonnekens*




Learning the Edit Costs of Graph Edit Distance Applied to Ligand-Based Virtual Screening

, 2020; 20(18): 1582 - 1592

Carlos Garcia-Hernandez, Alberto Fernández* and Francesc Serratosa




Telomere-related Markers for Cancer

, 2020; 20(6): 410 - 432

Xiaotian Yuan*, Mingkai Dai and Dawei Xu*






Discovery and Development of Anti-HIV Therapeutic Agents: Progress Towards Improved HIV Medication

, 2019; 19(18): 1621 - 1649

Kenji Maeda*, Debananda Das, Takuya Kobayakawa, Hirokazu Tamamura and Hiroaki Takeuchi*




Targeting the PAC1 Receptor for Neurological and Metabolic Disorders

, 2019; 19(16): 1399 - 1417

Chenyi Liao, Mathilde P. de Molliens, Severin T. Schneebeli, Matthias Brewer, Gaojie Song, David Chatenet, Karen M. Braas, Victor May* and Jianing Li*




Ensemble-Based Modeling of Chemical Compounds with Antimalarial Activity

, 2019; 19(11): 957 - 969

Ana Yisel Caballero-Alfonso, Maykel Cruz-Monteagudo, Eduardo Tejera, Emilio Benfenati, Fernanda Borges, M. Natália D.S. Cordeiro, Vinicio Armijos-Jaramillo and Yunierkis Perez-Castillo*





Treatment of Toxoplasmosis and Neosporosis in Farm Ruminants: State of Knowledge and Future Trends

, 2018; 18(15): 1304 - 1323

Roberto Sánchez-Sánchez, Patricia Vázquez, Ignacio Ferre and Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora*




Mechanical Properties of Composite Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering

, 2018; 18(14): 1214 - 1223

Ramon Rial, J.F. Armando Soltero, Pedro V. Verdes, Zhen Liu and Juan M. Ruso*






Most Cited Articles


Review Article

Molecular hybridization as a tool for designing multitarget drug candidates for complex diseases

, 2019; 19(19): 1694-1711.

Viktoriya Ivasiv, Claudia Albertini, Ana E. Gonçalves, Michele Rossi and Maria L. Bolognesi*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666190619115735



Review Article

Biological activities of artemisinin derivatives beyond malaria

, 2019; 19(3): 205-222.

Xiaoyan Liu, Jianguo Cao, Guozheng Huang*, Qingjie Zhao* and Jingshan Shen


DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666190122144217



Review Article

Mycobacterial tuberculosis Enzyme Targets and their Inhibitors

, 2019; 19(5): 337-355.

Anil Kumar Saxena* and Anamika Singh


DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666190219105722


Review Article

Biological signatures of alzheimer’s disease

, 2020; 20(9): 770-781.

Poornima Sharma, Anjali Sharma, Faizana Fayaz, Sharad Wakode* and Faheem H. Pottoo


DOI: 10.2174/1568026620666200228095553



Review Article

Emerging complexity and the need for advanced drug delivery in targeting Candida species

, 2019; 19(28): 2593-2609.

Ridhima Wadhwa, Parijat Pandey, Gaurav Gupta, Taru Aggarwal, Nitesh Kumar, Meenu Mehta, Saurabh Satija, Monica Gulati, Jyotsna Madan, Harish Dureja, Sri R. Balusamy, Haribalan Perumalsamy, Pawan K. Maurya, Trudi Collet, Murtaza M. Tambuwala, Philip M. Hansbro, Dinesh Kumar Chellappan* and Kamal Dua*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666191026105308


Review Article

Virtual screening techniques in drug discovery: Review and recent applications

, 2019; 19(19): 1751-1767.

Sheisi F.L. da Silva Rocha, Carolina G. Olanda, Harold H. Fokoue and Carlos M.R. Sant'Anna*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666190816101948


Review Article

Discovery and development of anti-HIV therapeutic agents: Progress towards improved HIV medication

, 2019; 19(18): 1621-1649.

Kenji Maeda*, Debananda Das, Takuya Kobayakawa, Hirokazu Tamamura and Hiroaki Takeuchi*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666190712204603



Review Article

Nanoparticle therapy for prostate cancer: Overview and perspectives

, 2019; 19(1): 57-73.

Junfu Zhang, Liying Wang, Xinru You, Tuzeng Xian, Jun Wu* and Jun Pang*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666190125145836



Review Article

STAT3: A potential drug target for tumor and inflammation

, 2019; 19(15): 1305-1317.

Yang Sheng Hu, Xu Han and Xin Hua Liu*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666190620145052



Most Accessed Articles



Akt Pathway Inhibitors

, 2020; 20(10): 883-900.

Nne E. Uko, Osman F. Güner, Diane F. Matesic and J. Phillip Bowen*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026620666200224101808





Therapeutic Potential of microRNA Against Th2-associated Immune Disorders

, 2021; 21(8): 753-766.

Sunil Kumar, Muhammad Umer Ashraf, Anil Kumar and Yong-Soo Bae*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210303150235



Organic Antifungal Drugs and Targets of Their Action

, 2021; 21(8): 705-736.

Alexander Yu Maksimov*, Svetlana Yu Balandina, Pavel A. Topanov, Irina V. Mashevskaya and Sandeep Chaudhary


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621666210108122622


Fungal Infections in COVID-19-Positive Patients: A Lack of Optimal Treatment Options

, 2020; 20(22): 1951-1957.

Laura Nunes Silva, Thaís Pereira de Mello, Lívia de Souza Ramos, Marta Helena Branquinha, Maryam Roudbary and André Luis Souza dos Santos*


DOI: 10.2174/156802662022200917110102


Azithromycin Use in COVID-19 Patients: Implications on the Antimicrobial Resistance

, 2021; 21(8): 677-683.

Gabriela Seabra, Roberta Ferreira Ventura Mendes, Luiz Felipe Vieira dos Santos Amorim, Ingrid Vianez Peregrino, Marta Helena Branquinha, André Luis Souza dos Santos* and Ana Paula Ferreira Nunes*


DOI: 10.2174/156802662108210319145317


Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Glioma Progression: Deciphering Cellular Biological Processes to Clinical Applications

, 2021; 21(8): 696-704.

Rashmi Rana*, Shikha Joon, Kirti Chauhan, Vaishnavi Rathi, Nirmal Kumar Ganguly, Chandni Kumari and Dharmendra Kumar Yadav*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026620666201207100139


Tuberculosis: An Update on Pathophysiology, Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Resistance, Newer Anti-TB Drugs, Treatment Regimens and Host- Directed Therapies

, 2021; 21(6): 547-570.

Pobitra Borah, Pran K. Deb*, Katharigatta N. Venugopala, Nizar A. Al-Shar’i, Vinayak Singh, Satyendra Deka, Amavya Srivastava, Vinod Tiwari and Raghu P. Mailavaram


DOI: 10.2174/1568026621999201211200447


Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain: The Gut Microbiome in Neurodegenerative Disorders

, 2020; 20(13): 1142-1153.

Sreyashi Chandra, Md. Tanjim Alam, Jhilik Dey, Baby C. Pulikkaparambil Sasidharan, Upasana Ray, Amit K. Srivastava, Sonu Gandhi and Prem P. Tripathi*


DOI: 10.2174/1568026620666200413091101





Editor-in-Chief

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Jia Zhou
Chemical Biology Program
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
(USA)
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Journal History

Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry was introduced in 2001 with the assistance of Dr. Allen B. Reitz, who served as the editor-in-chief from 2001 to 2020. Currently, Dr. Jia Zhou is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

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