Editor’s choice: Human Anthrax as a Re-Emerging Disease

Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery

Author(s): Mehmet Doganay and Hayati Demiraslan.

Abstract: Anthrax is primarily a disease of herbivores and the etiological agent is B. anthracis which is a gram-positive, aerobic, spore-forming, and rod shaped bacterium. Bacillus anthracis spores are highly resistant to heat, pressure, ultraviolet and ionizing radiation, chemical agents and disinfectants. For these reasons, B. anthracis spores are an attractive choice as biological agents for the use of bioweapon and/or bioterrorism. Soil is the main reservoir for the infectious agent. The disease most commonly affects wild and domestic mammals. Human are secondarily infected by contact with infected animals and contaminated animal products or directly expose to B. anthracis spores. Anthrax occurs worldwide. This infection is still endemic or hyperendemic in both animals and humans in some part of areas of the world; particularly in Middle East, West Africa, Central Asia, some part of India, South America. However, some countries are claiming free of anthrax, and anthrax has become a re-emerging disease in western countries with the intentional outbreak. Currently, anthrax is classified according to its setting as (1) naturally occurring anthrax, (2) bioterrorism-related anthrax. Vast majority of human anthrax are occurring as naturally occurring anthrax in the world. It is also a threaten disease for western countries. The aim of this paper is to review the relevant patents, short historical perspective, microbiological and epidemiological features, clinical presentations and treatment.

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Innovation in Environmental Engineering

Aim and scope: To address the latest developments and key topics in the field of innovative methods, processes, devices, analysis, modeling and assessment of effects of environmental pressures on humans and ecosystems. The special issue of the journal seeks to disseminate original research papers on all aspects of the field of environmental engineering and related sciences, including but not limited to the study of ecology, hydrology, agronomy, geology, and engineering sciences.

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Current Drug Targets, 16 Issue 11

Current Organic Chemistry, 19 Issue 24

Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, 12 Issue 10

Current Vascular Pharmacology, 13 Issue 6

Current Drug Metabolism, 16 Issue 6

Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 16 Issue 3

CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets, 14 Issue 8

Current Pharmaceutical Design, 21 Issue 30

Current Pharmaceutical Design, 21 Issue 29

MicroRNA, 4 Issue 2

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 15 Issue 10

Current Analytical Chemistry, 12 Issue 1

Letters in Organic Chemistry, 12 Issue 9

Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, 15 Issue 14

Current Molecular Medicine, 15 Issue 8

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In the academic world it is recognized as a university of excellence. UNAM responds to the present and looks to the future as the most important cultural project in Mexico.

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New Issue ::: Current Vascular Pharmacology

Current Vascular Pharmacology publishes clinical and research-based reviews, original research articles, letters, debates, drug clinical trial studies and guest edited issues to update all those concerned with the treatment of vascular disease, bridging the gap between clinical practice and ongoing research. Vascular disease is the commonest cause of death in Westernized countries and its incidence is on the increase in developing countries. It follows that considerable research is directed at establishing effective treatment for acute vascular events. Long-term treatment has also received considerable attention (e.g. for symptomatic relief).

Following are the articles from the journal Current Vascular Pharmacology, 13 issue 5:

Article: Platelet Inhibition Agents: Current and Future P2Y12 Receptor Antagonists

Author(s): Jie Tang, Mu-Peng Li, Hong-Hao Zhou and Xiao-Ping Chen


Article: Glycaemic Control in Cardiac Surgery Patients: a Double-Edged Sword

Author(s):  Lukasz J. Krzych and Maciej T. Wybraniec


Article: Is there a Role for Cortisol in the Accumulation of Lipids in the Intima a Crucial Step of Atherogenesis?

Author(s): Panayotis Fantidis, Sanchez Eladio, Tarhini Ibrahim, Pineda Tomas, Corrales Jose Antonio and Gonzalez Jose Ramon


Article: Recent Advances in Optimal Adjunctive Antithrombotic Therapy in STEMI Patients Undergoing Primary Angioplasty: An Overview

Author(s): Giuseppe De Luca and Harry Suryapranata


Article: Pharmacogenetics and Statin Treatment: Reality or Theory?

Author(s):  Eleni Bousoula, Vana Kolovou, Despoina Perrea and Genovefa Kolovou


Article: Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Presenting with Cardiovascular Events: Descriptive Analysis from a Tertiary Heart Hospital Over a 22-year Period

Author(s): Ayman El-Menyar, Hassan Al-Thani, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Shaban Mohammed, Rajvir Singh, Hajar AlBinAli and Jassim Al Suwaidi


Article: Coffee: A Selected Overview of Beneficial or Harmful Effects on the Cardiovascular System?

Author(s):  Thomas F. Whayne


Article: Incretin-Based Antidiabetic Agents for the Management of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Author(s): Theodora Nakouti, Apostolos K.A. Karagiannis, Konstantinos Tziomalos and Evangelos Cholongitas


Article: Heart Failure Models: Traditional and Novel Therapy

Author(s): Mohamed A. Haidara, Abdullah S. Assiri, Hanaa Z. Yassin, Hania I. Ammar, Milan M. Obradovic and Esma R. Isenovic


Article: Tenofovir-Related Nephropathies in HIV-Infected Patients

Author(s): Silvia Lai, Amalia Mariotti, Carlo Lai, Massimo Testorio, Maria Carta, Georgie Innico, Nicla Frassetti, Marco Mangiulli, Annarita D’Angelo and Gaspare E. Russo


Article: Not Simply a Matter of Fish Intake

Author(s): Carlos Scherr, Valeria N. Figueiredo, Filipe A. Moura and Andrei C. Sposito


Article: MicroRNA-10b Induces Vascular Muscle Cell Proliferation Through Akt Pathway by Targeting TIP30

Author(s): Xin Yu, Zheng Li, Guang Chen and William Ka Kei Wu


Article: Relation between the Change in Mean Platelet Volume and Clopidogrel Resistance in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Author(s): Young-Youp Koh, Hyung Ho Kim, Dong-Hyun Choi, Young-Min Lee, Young-Jae Ki, Seong-Ho Kang, Geon Park, Joong-Wha Chung, Kyong-Sig Chang and Soon-Pyo Hong

Article: eBook Review: Review of The Bentham e-Book Titled “Thrombosis and Inflammation in Acute Coronary Syndromes” Edited by Ertugrul Ercan and Gulfem Ece

Author(s): Niki Katsiki


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Journal abstracts in Chinese 在中国提供

Current Drug Targets
Volume 16 – Number 10

Eph Receptors as Drug Targets: Single-Chain Antibodies and Beyond

Urpo Lamminmaki, Dimitar Nikolov and Juha Himanen.

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Targeting the Eph System with Peptides and Peptide Conjugates

Stefan J. Riedl and Elena B Pasquale.

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 Targeting the Eph-ephrin System with Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI) Inhibitors

Massimiliano Tognolini and Alessio Lodola.

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