About this Research Topic
New supramolecular architectures can be designed and synthesized to bridge the molecular gap between organic small molecules and biomolecules, such as proteins and cellular membranes. These synthetic supramolecular systems, which were initially inspired by biological systems, are based on non-covalent interactions of different small organic molecules, macrocycles, and polymers (or similar supportive solid platforms). The increased knowledge over these non-bonded interactions will pave the way for developing well-defined, unprecedented advanced materials that could simulate to a certain degree the complexity and functionality of the biological systems they were initially inspired from, such as human viruses. Gaining control over these supramolecular interactions could lead to modulations of specific biological processes in this virus.
Through this Research Topic, we want to provide a platform to increase readers’ and researchers’ understanding of design and construction of modified supramolecular architectures with inherent reversibility and responsiveness, and to exhibit the superiority of these systems as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for human virus diseases.
We welcome Original Research and Review articles on themes including, but not limited to:
• Design and construction of novel supramolecular architectures as photoluminescence probes, chemiluminescence probes, and electrochemical sensors for sensing of specific signalling molecules in human viruses
• Design and construction of novel supramolecular architectures to act as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases caused by viruses
• Studies of supramolecular non-bonded interactions with molecules in human viruses
• Chemical modifications of supramolecular architectures toward improved diagnostic and therapeutic agents for human virus diseases
Keywords: supramolecular architecture, non-bonded interactions, human virus, diagnosis, therapeutic agents
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.