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Recently Published Issue of the Journal Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry is a forum for the review of areas of keen and topical interest to medicinal chemists and others in the allied disciplines. Each issue is solely devoted to a specific topic, containing six to nine reviews, which provide the reader a comprehensive survey of that area. A Guest Editor who is an expert in the topic under review, will assemble each issue. The journal is essential for every medicinal chemist who wishes to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important advances. 

Following are the articles from the journal Reviews on Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 15 Issue 9:

Article: Editorial (Thematic Issue: Oxidative Stress as a Pharmacological Target for Medicinal Chemistry: Synthesis and Evaluation of Compounds with Redox Activity – Part 4)

Author(s): Fernanda Borges, Jorge Garrido, Luciano Saso and Sibel Suzen



Article: Dipyridamole: A Drug with Unrecognized Antioxidant Activity

Author(s): Marco Ciacciarelli, Chiara Zerbinati, Francesco Violi and Luigi Iuliano



Article: Cardiovascular Effects of Coumarins Besides their Antioxidant Activity

Author(s): Iveta Najmanova, Martin Dosedel, Radomir Hrdina, Pavel Anzenbacher, Tomas Filipsky, Michal Riha and Premysl Mladenka




Article: Interest of Antioxidant Agents in Parasitic Diseases. The Case Study of Coumarins

Author(s): Roberto Figueroa-Guinez, Maria Joao Matos, Saleta Vazquez-Rodriguez, Lourdes Santana, Eugenio Uriarte, Fernanda Borges, Claudio Olea-Azar and Juan Diego Maya




Article: Regression of Oxidative Stress by Targeting eNOS and Nrf2/ARE Signaling: A Guided Drug Target for Cardiovascular Diseases

Author(s): Tharmarajan Ramprasath, Varadaraj Vasudevan, Sundaresan Sasikumar, Shanavas Syed Mohamed Puhari, Luciano Saso and Govindan Sadasivam Selvam




Article: inase Inhibitors with Redox and Anti-inflammatory Activities

Author(s): Nina Ivanovska, Luciano Saso and Petya Dimitrov



Article: Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties of Piper Species: A Perspective from Screening to Molecular Mechanisms

Author(s): Sarvesh Kumar, Shashwat Malhotra, Ashok K. Prasad, Erik V. Van der Eycken, Marc E. Bracke, William G. Stetler-Stevenson, Virinder S. Parmar and Balaram Ghosh



Article: Antioxidant Properties of Melatonin and its Potential Action in Diseases

Author(s): Cigdem Karaaslan and Sibel Suzen


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Bentham Open Access Article

The article, “Sodium-Assisted Formation of Binding and Traverse Conformations of the Substrate in a Neurotransmitter Sodium Symporter Model” in the journal Current Drug Discovery Technologies, 2014, 11, 227-233, is now open for all to view and access.
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Recently Published Issue of The Journal Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry a peer-reviewed journal, aims to cover all the latest outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design. The journal publishes original research and mini-review articles covering recent research and developments in the field. Articles are published rapidly by taking full advantage of Internet technology for both the submission and peer review of manuscripts. Medicinal Chemistry is an essential journal for all involved in drug design and discovery.mc-journal-cover

Following are the articles from the journal Medicinal Chemistry, 11 Issue 1:

Article: Virtual Screening for Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitors
Author(s): Lidan Sun, Hai Qian and Wenlong Huang

Article: Synthesis and First Evaluation of [18F]Fluorocyano- and [18F]Fluoronitroquinoxalinedione as Putative AMPA Receptor Antagonists
Author(s): Sebastian Olma, Johannes Ermert, Wiebke Sihver and Heinz H. Coenen

Article: Preparation, In Vitro Screening and Molecular Modelling of Monoquaternary Compounds Related to the Selective Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor BW284c51
Author(s): Ondrej Benek, Kamil Musilek, Anna Horova, Vlastimil Dohnal, Rafael Dolezal and Kamil Kuca

Article: N-Valproyl-L-Phenylalanine as New Potential Antiepileptic Drug: Synthesis, Characterization and In Vitro Studies on Stability, Toxicity and Anticonvulsant Efficacy
Author(s): Viviana De Caro, Anna Lisa Scaturro, Flavia Maria Sutera, Giuseppe Avellone, Gabriella Schiera, Evelina Ferrantelli, Maria Carafa, Valerio Rizzo, Fabio Carletti, Pierangelo Sardo and Libero Italo Giannola

Article: Synthesis, Anticonvulsant and Antimicrobial Activities of Some New [1-(2-Naphthyl)-2-(pyrazol-1-yl)ethanone]oxime Ethers
Author(s): Zeynep Ozdemir, Arzu Karakurt, Unsal Calis, Selami Gunal, Samil Isik, Z. Sibel Sahin and Sevim Dalkara

Article: Synthesis of New Thiazolo[4,5-d]pyrimidines as Corticotropin Releasing Factor Modulators
Author(s): Bhimanna Kuppast, Katerina Spyridaki, Christophina Lynch, Yueshan Hu, George Liapakis, Gareth E. Davies and Hesham Fahmy

Article: Antiglycation Activity of Quinoline Derivatives- A New Therapeutic Class for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Complications
Author(s): Bilquees Bano, Sanaullah Abbasi, Jalaluddin A. J. Khan, Shafqat Hussain, Saima Rasheed, Shahnaz Perveen, Khalid Mohammed Khan and M. Iqbal Choudhary

Article: Synthesis and Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Activities of New 1,2,4-triazole Derivatives
Author(s): Fatemeh Ahmadi, Mohsen Rezayan Ghayahbashi, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Eskandar Alipoiur, Seyed Nasser Ostad, Mohsen Vosooghi, Hamid Reza khademi and Mohsen Amini

Article: Electronic-Topological and Neural Network Approaches to the Structure- Antimycobacterial Activity Relationships Study on Hydrazones Derivatives
Author(s): Fatma Kandemirli, Can Dogan Vurdu, Murat Alper Basaran, Hakan Sezgin Sayiner, Nathaly Shvets, Anatholy Dimoglo, Vasyl Kovalish and Turgay Polat

Article: Functionalization of Tetracycline and Evaluation of Its Antibacterial Activity Including Against Resistant Bacteria
Author(s): Priyanka Dogra and Ghanshyam S. Chauhan

Seeds of Peganum Harmala L. Chemical Analysis, Antimalarial and Antioxidant Activities, and Cytotoxicity Against Human Breast Cancer Cells
Author(s): Naziha Chabir, Hany Ibrahim, Mehrez Romdhane, Alexis Valentin, Beatrice Moukarzel, Mohamed Mars and Jalloul Bouajila

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Recently Published Issue of the Journal Current Drug Therapy

Current Drug Therapy publishes frontier reviews of high quality on all the latest advances in drug therapy and drug clinical trial studies and guest edited thematic issues covering: new and existing drugs, therapies and medical devices.The journal is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians involved in drug therapy.

Following are the articles from the recently published issue of the journal Current Drug Therapy, Volume 9- Issue 1:

Article: Editorial (Thematic Issue: Role of Molecular Bioports in Oral Delivery of Biomacromolecules)

Author(s): Rishi Paliwal, Shivani Rai Paliwal and Suresh P. Vyas

Affiliation: Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, Texas, USA.

Article: Therapeutic Implications of Immune Surveillance at the Intestinal Epithelial Barrier

Author(s): Olivia S. Sakhon and David D. Lo

Affiliation: Division of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, 2146 Webber Hall, Room 2101, Riverside, California 92521-0121, USA.

Article: Mucosal Delivery of Vaccine by M Cell Targeting

Author(s): Tae-Eun Park, Bijay Singh, Sushila Maharjan, Tao Jiang, So-Yeon Yoon, Sang-Kee Kang, Jin-Duck Bok, Yun-Jaie Choi and Chong-Su Cho.

Affiliation: (Y-J. C) Department of Agricultural Biotechnology & Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, South Korea.

Article: Polymeric Nanocarriers for the Oral Delivery of Bioactives

Author(s): Rajeev Sharma, Udita Agrawal and Suresh P. Vyas

Affiliation: Drug Delivery 1Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H. S. Gour Viswavidyalaya, Sagar-470003 M.P, India.

Article: Lipid Nanoformulations for Oral Delivery of Bioactives: An Overview

Author(s): Ranjana Gupta, Anant Agrawal, Md. Meraj Anjum, Harinath Dwivedi, Koshy M. Kymonil and Shubhini A. Saraf.

Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India.

Article: Challenges in Oral Delivery: Role of P-gp Efflux Pump

Author(s): Karan Mittal, Rajashree C. Mashru and Arti R. Thakkar

Affiliation: ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga India & Post-Doctoral Research Associate, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Article: Thiomers, Mucoadhesion and Oral Delivery of Biomacromolecules

Author(s): Flavia Laffleur

Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Institute of Pharmacy, Center for Molecular Biosciences Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 80/82, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

Article: Colon as Target for Drug Delivery

Author(s): Anamika Sahu, Aviral Jain and Arvind Gulbake

Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutics, Oriental College of Pharmacy, Bhopal (M.P.) 462021, India.

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Highlighted Article Of the Journal; Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation

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Recent Issue of Journal Drug Delivery Letters Have been published

Drug Delivery Letters, 4 Issue 3

Aims & Scope

Drug Delivery Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of drug delivery, gene delivery, and drug targeting. Short papers report seminal results and research approaching conclusion of importance in the field.

The journal scope covers all basic and applied research in drug delivery and targeting at molecular and cellular levels and novel delivery systems. The manuscript submission process is fully electronic , to ensure the rapid publication of research results.


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Brand New Volume Coming Soon!

Brand New Volume Coming Soon!

Bentham Science Publishers’ New Volume of the eBook ‘Frontiers in Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery’.

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Journal Name: Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery
Vol.8, No. 2, 2013
Article: “Photosensitizers as an alternative to antibiotics.
Author: Dr. Marina Nisnevitch

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Current Drug Safety

ISSN: 2212-3911 (Online)

ISSN: 1574-8863 (Print)

Volume 9, 3 Issues, 2014


The Pattern of Abbreviation Use in Prescriptions: a Way Forward in Eliminating Error-Prone Abbreviations and Standardisation of Prescriptions

Author(s): N. R Samaranayake, P. R.L Dabare, C. A. Wanigatunge and B. M.Y Cheung


Introduction and objectives: Inappropriate abbreviations used in prescriptions have led to medication errors. We investigated the use of error-prone and other unapproved abbreviations in prescriptions, and assessed the attitudes of pharmacists on this issue.

Methods: A reference list of error-prone abbreviations was developed. Prescriptions of outpatients and specialty clinic patients in a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka were reviewed during one month. An interviewer administered questionnaire was used to assess attitudes of pharmacists.


Results: 3370 drug items (989 prescriptions) were reviewed. The mean (standard deviation) number of abbreviations per prescription was 5.9 (3.5). The error-prone abbreviations used in the hospital were, µg (microgram), mcg (microgram), u (units), cc (cubic centimeter), OD (once a day), @ sign, d (days/daily), m (morning) and n (night), and among all prescriptions reviewed, they were used at a rate of 17.4%, 0.1%, 1.9%, 0.2%, 0.2%, 4.9%, 23.5%, 4.4% and 15.8% respectively. Among the 103 types of abbreviations observed, 71 were not standard acceptable abbreviations. Multiple abbreviations were used to indicate a single drug item/ instruction (N = 7). The abbreviation ‘d’ was used to denote ‘daily’ as well as ‘days’. All pharmacists believed that using error-prone abbreviations will always (5.3%) or sometimes (94.7%) lead to medication errors.


Conclusions: Error-prone abbreviations and many other unapproved abbreviations are frequently used in hospitals. There is a need to educating health care professionals on this issue and introduce an in-house error-prone abbreviation list for their guidance

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