Special Issue on Analytical and Microbiological Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptides

Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2016

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy,Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Vania Maslarska
      Department Chemistry, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Introduction

    The increasing antibiotic resistance of pathogenic bacteria requires promptly resolutions for the development of alternative antimicrobial therapies. Possible approaches include the development of novel specific formulations including antimicrobial peptides as well as broad-spectrum antibiotics.

    Antimicrobial peptides, which have been isolated from many bacteria, fungi and plants, are an important component of the natural defenses of most living organisms. The isolated peptides are very heterogeneous in length, sequence and structure, but most of them are small, cationic and amphipathic. These peptides exhibit broad-spectrum activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, fungi and viruses. A wide variety of human proteins and peptides also has antimicrobial activity and plays important roles in innate immunity. They have been considered for potential use in the medicinal therapy. Despite of this there is rather limited clinical applications of antimicrobial peptides and a number questions without answers in the scientific area from one side and the society expectation about new drugs against infection diseases from the other hand.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Antimicrobial peptides – structure, production, purification and biological activities.
    2. Analytical characterization of antimicrobial peptide molecules in different matrices. Application of chromatographic and spectral methods.
    3. Peptide antibiotics – specific aspects in producing of formulations and quality control.
    4. Antimicrobial peptides as potential new agents against predominated drug-resistance bacteria.
    5. Naturally occurring peptides – isolation and characterization.

    Relevant topics that would be considered for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijnfs.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

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