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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 85 Research Topics

Matricellular receptors as potential targets in anti-cancer therapeutic strategies

Topic Editors:
Hervé Emonard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Stéphane Dedieu, CNRS UMR 7369 MEDYC and Reims University, France
Laurent DUCA, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

The invasive character of a primary cancer is greatly dependent on numerous interactions between tumor cells and their extracellular surroundings. Matricellular receptors...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Aug 2015

Submission Open.

Serotonin and memory

Topic Editors:
Alfredo Meneses, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico. Mentor: Carlos Gitler, Weizman Institute, Mexico
Antonella Gasbarri, University of l'Aquila, Italy

The study of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) systems has benefited from the identification, classification and cloning of multiple 5-HT receptors (5-HT1 to 5-HT7). Increasing...

Deadline for abstract submission: 19 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics in Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Diseases

Topic Editors:
Vita Dolzan, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Slovenia
Blaz Rozman, Faculty of Medicine Ljubljana, Slovenia

Autoimmune diseases are chronic, debilitating illnesses with an estimated prevalence of around 3% in the human population. However the incidence can be higher in families...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Mar 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

Computational and Experimental Approaches in Multi-target Pharmacology

Topic Editors:
Thomas J. Anastasio, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Diseases having multifactorial etiologies include cancer and cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer and Parkinson disease, diabetes and obesity, and depression and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 19 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 19 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

Apolipoprotein AI and high-density lipoproteins in the prevention and treatment of disease

Topic Editors:
Norman E. Miller, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK, United Kingdom
John M. Chapman, INSERM, France
Gwendalyn J. Randolph, Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Gerald F. Watts, UWA, Australia

High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) and their lipid and protein components, of which apolipoprotein AI (apo AI) is the principal protein by weight, continue to be the focus...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Mar 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 31 May 2015

Submission Open.

Frontiers in the pharmacological manipulation of intracellular cAMP levels

Topic Editors:
George S. Baillie, Glasgow University, United Kingdom
Frank Christian, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apostolos Zarros, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) is a second messenger of paramount biological importance, involved in the regulation of a significant number of cellular functions...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 29 May 2015

Submission Open.

Memory deficits & brain alterations

Topic Editors:
Alfredo Meneses, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico. Mentor: Carlos Gitler, Weizman Institute, Mexico
Antonella Gasbarri, University of l'Aquila, Italy

Dysfunctional memory occurs in several neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, stroke, post-traumatic stress disorder. Certainly, Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is...

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 May 2015

Submission Open.

The Development, Marketing and Clinical Use of Enantiomers: Substantive Improvement in Patient Care or a Cynical Ploy for Manufacturer Profit?

Topic Editors:
David F. Lehmann, SUNY Upstate Medical University/UUH, USA
Sarabeth Wojnowicz, Upstate Medical University, USA

Medications that exist as racemic mixtures contain an equal mix of stereoisomers that have the same physical and chemical properties. These isomers can then be separated...

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 May 2015

Submission Open.

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine

Topic Editors:
Aaron Tan, University College London, United Kingdom
Alexander M. Seifalian, UCL (University College London), United Kingdom

In recent years, the field of nanotechnology and regenerative medicine has been advancing at an exponential rate. This is evident in the explosion in the number of papers...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

Patient Adherence to Medications: A Simple Concept but a Challenging Reality

Topic Editors:
Bernard Vrijens, AARDEX Group, Belgium
Lars Osterberg, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

The concept of patient adherence to medications is simple and clearly exemplified by Koop’s law: “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them”. A scientific...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Apr 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Aug 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

Regulation of protein kinase signaling in cardiovascular disease

Topic Editors:
Friederike Cuello, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Kristina Lorenz, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

The human genome contains about 500 protein kinase genes. Protein kinases modify an estimated 30% of the human proteome and thus regulate the majority of cellular...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 27 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

Salvia divinorum and the kappa opioid receptor system: Therapeutic potential, drug discovery, and implications for consciousness.

Topic Editors:
Jordi Riba, Sant Pau Institute for Biomedical Research (IIB-Sant Pau), Spain

Salvia divinorum (SD) is a unique research tool with the potential to further scientific understanding of many processes of human cognition and behavior. The plant has...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 24 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

In Vivo Imaging in Pharmacological Research

Topic Editors:
Nicolau Beckmann, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland
Albert D Windhorst, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Igor A. Kaltashov, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USA

The discovery and development of a biological active molecule with therapeutic properties is an ever increasing complex task, highly unpredictable at the early stages and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

Recent advances in voltage-gated sodium channels, their pharmacology and related diseases

Topic Editors:
Mohamed Chahine, Laval University, Canada
Jean-François Desaphy, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy

It is our pleasure to co-edit a Research Topic on voltage-gated sodium channels pharmacology and related diseases. We are in a process to inviting submissions of novel...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

Cyclic and linear polysiloxanes (silicones) in pharmacy, medicine, personal care products, food, environment – safety or risk?

Topic Editors:
Krystyna Mojsiewicz-Pienkowska, Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
Marzena Jamrógiewicz, Medical University of Gdansk, Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine, Poland

Cyclic and linear polysiloxanes (silicones) belong to the organosilicon compounds. Because of their unique properties, polysiloxanes could be found almost in all areas of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Mar 2015

Submission Open.

Application of spray drying technology to enhance performance of both small and large drug molecules

Topic Editors:
AMAL A. ELKORDY, university of Sunderland, United Kingdom

Spray drying as a technique is very efficient and beneficial as it converts the contents of solutions/suspensions into dry powder forms in one step. This makes spray...

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 26 Mar 2015

Submission Open.

In silico modeling of brain receptors for antidepressants, psychostimulants and other CNS-active drugs

Topic Editors:
Christopher Surratt, Duquesne University, USA
Jeffry D. Madura, Duquesne University, USA

Brain receptors for drug classes including antidepressants, antipsychotics, psychostimulants, opiates and anticonvulsants are typically embedded in the lipid bilayer of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 09 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 06 Mar 2015

Submission Open.

A decade of research in Nanotoxicology - what have we learned?

Topic Editors:
Eleonore Fröhlich, Medical University Graz, Austria
Eva Roblegg, Karl Franzens University, Austria

Nanomaterials are being used in a variety of consumer products. It is expected that these products will also find broad application in medical and diagnostic treatment....

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Dec 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 28 Feb 2015

Submission Open.

Molecular mechanisms protecting against tissue injury

Topic Editors:
Frank Wagener, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands
Stephan Immenschuh, Hannover Medical School, Germany

In response to tissue injury inflammatory reactions occur that aim to restore homeostasis. However, hampered resolution of inflammation can result in pathologic wound...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Apr 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Dec 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 28 Feb 2015

Submission Open.

Eukaryotic transport proteins in drug action and resistance.

Topic Editors:
Harry P. De Koning, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

There is a rapidly growing consensus in the drug development community, in both academic and pharmaceutical sectors, that transporters profoundly impact on the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Aug 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Oct 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 28 Feb 2015

Submission Open.

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