Recently Published Issues – Bentham Science Journals

Clinical Cancer Drugs, Volume 04 Issue 01

Current Molecular Medicine, Volume 17 Issue 02

Current Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 24 Issue 11

Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, Volume 20 Issue 02 Thematic Issue

Current Protein & Peptide Science, Volume 18 Issue 08

Current Drug Targets, Volume 18 Issue 09 Thematic Issue

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 17 Issue 06

Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, Volume 12 Issue 02

Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, Volume 14 Issue 06


Wishing A Very Happy Birthday Prof. Ijeoma F. Uchegbu!

Prof. ljeoma f. Uchegbu

Prof. Ijeoma F. Uchegbu

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Department of Pharmaceutics, University of London

Highlighted Article – Pharmacogenetics of Aromatase Inhibitors in Endocrine Responsive Breast Cancer – Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

acamc-Articles_17-14-Maritha Kotze

Wishing A Very Happy Birthday Dr. Michael Sinz!

Dr. Michael Sinz

Dr. Michael Sinz

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Current Drug Metabolism

Bristol Myers Squibb
Wallingford, CT

Highlighted Article – Glioblastoma Multiforme, Diagnosis and Treatment– Current Medicinal Chemistry

CMC-Articles_24-42-Noam Asna

Press Release for EurekAlert! Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles

This research article by Dr. Nida Akhtar et al has been published in Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2017


Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations. Yakult, Activia yogurt, DanActive fermented milk provide health benefits like boosting up the immune system, treating digestive problems, mental illness, neurological disorders, cancer, etc. However, the use of probiotic bacteria to develop metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) constitutes novel research nowadays. Research inputs and patent reports according to an article published in the journal Recent Patents on Drug Delivery and Formulation highlight their potential in the field of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, medicine and biotechnology as well.

Prof. Kamla Pathak, the corresponding author said: “Our review findings reinstate the potential of probiotic bacteria to produce MNPs. Patents (US, EP and WIPO patents) during 2009-2016 reaffirm the research and inspire the scientific community worldwide for future exploration. This is the first review article in this aspect that systematically tracks the intellectual aspects of applications and synthesis of MNPs by probiotic bacteria. Prof. Pathak said, “Our study details the interventions on which research on MNPs is on. Gold, silver, magnetic, selenium, iron oxide, magnetic-optical iron oxide-gold core-shell, magnesium oxide, copper oxide, aluminum oxide, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide nanoparticles have applications ranging from their usage in analytical methodologies to treat and diagnose diseases. Specifically, gold NPs are suggested for drug delivery and treating lymphocytic leukemia; silver and copper NPs for antimicrobial activity and zinc oxide NPs as anti-corrosive, antifungal and as an additive in food products such as breakfast cereals. These NPs need to be explored more as no patent till date was found on them based on their biosynthesis, according to the author’s report.

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Upcoming Thematic Issue – The importance of food perception in consumer choices and nutrition – Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

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Open Access Article – Electromagnetic Fields Act Similarly in Plants as in Animals: Probable Activation of Calcium Channels via Their Voltage Sensor – Current Chemical Biology

Journal: Current Chemical Biology

Author(s): Martin L. Pall

Graphical Abstract:



It has been shown that low intensity microwave/lower frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) act in animals via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) in the plasma membrane, producing excessive intracellular calcium [Ca2+]i, with excessive [Ca2+]i leading to both pathophysiological and also in some cases therapeutic effects. The pathophysiological effects are produced largely through excessive [Ca2+]i signaling including excessive nitric oxide (NO), superoxide, peroxynitrite, free radical formation and consequent oxidative stress. The activation of the VGCCs is thought to be produced via EMF impact on the VGCC voltage sensor, with the physical properties of that voltage sensor predicting that it is extraordinarily sensitive to these EMFs. It is shown here that the action of EMFs in terrestrial, multicellular (embryophyte) plants is probably similar to the action in animals in most but not all respects, with calcium channel activation in the plasma membrane leading to excessive [Ca2+]i, leading in turn to most if not all of the biological effects. A number of studies in plants are briefly reviewed which are consistent with and supportive of such a mechanism. Plant channels most plausibly to be involved, are the so-called two pore channels (TPCs), which have a voltage sensor similar to those found in the animal VGCCs.

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Testimonial by S. Natarajan!

S. Natarajan

 Contributed Article: “Investigation and Characterization of New Impurity in Clorsulon Drug Substance

Highlighted Article – Rubiscolins- Highly Potent Peptides Derived from Plant Proteins – Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

MRMC-Articles_17-18-Renata Perlikowska