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Current Drug Targets

Volume 21, 16 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 1873-5592 (Online)
ISSN: 1389-4501 (Print)
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Aims & Scope

Current Drug Targets aims to cover the latest and most outstanding developments on the medicinal chemistry and pharmacology of molecular drug targets e.g. disease specific proteins, receptors, enzymes, genes.

Current Drug Targets publishes guest edited thematic issues written by leaders in the field covering a range of current topics of drug targets. The journal also accepts for publication full-length/mini review articles and drug clinical trial studies.

As the discovery, identification, characterization and validation of novel human drug targets for drug discovery continues to grow; this journal is essential reading for all pharmaceutical scientists involved in drug discovery and development.

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Understanding the Pharmaceutical Aspects of Dendrimers for the Delivery of Anticancer Drugs

, 21(6): 528 - 540

Sunil Kumar Dubey*, Shubham Salunkhe, Mukta Agrawal, Maithili Kali, Gautam Singhvi, Sanjay Tiwari, Swarnlata Saraf, Shailendra Saraf and Amit Alexander*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666191031092259


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Current Drug Targets, Volume 21 (2020) - Number 8


This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Current Drug Targets, Volume 21 (2020) - Number 7


This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Articles Ahead of Print



The Epigenetic Modification of Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) on Cancer


Linqi Yang, Wenqi Zhang, Saiyam Chopra, Deeepjyot Kaur, Huibing Wang, Meng Li, Pingping Chen* and Wei Zhang


DOI: 10.2174/1389450121666200504080112
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Targeting Cancer Stem Cells Pathways for the Effective Treatment of Cancer

, 2020; 21(3): 258 - 278

Ashish Ranjan Dwivedi, Amandeep Thakur, Vijay Kumar, Ira Skvortsova and Vinod Kumar*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190821160730



Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor Blockers in Heart Failure

, 2020; 21(2): 125 - 131

Khuraijam Dhanachandra Singh* and Sadashiva S. Karnik*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190821152000



Circulating Exosomes and Their Role in Stroke

, 2020; 21(1): 89 - 95

Reza Jafarzadeh-Esfehani, Mohammad Soudyab, Seyed Mostafa Parizadeh, Mohammad Ehsan Jaripoor, Payam Sasan Nejad, Mohammad Shariati and Ariane Sadr Nabavi*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190821153557



Aptamers in Drug Design: An Emerging Weapon to Fight a Losing Battle

, 2019; 20(16): 1624 - 1635

Jobin Jose, Aaron Mathew Thomas, Darewin Mendonsa, Mohammad M. Al-Sanea, Md. Sahab Uddin, Della Grace Thomas Parambi, R Narayana Charyulu and Bijo Mathew*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190729121747




Anti-TNF and Postoperative Complications in Abdominal Crohn's Disease Surgery

, 2019; 20(13): 1339 - 1348

Takayuki Yamamoto*, Fabio Vieira Teixeira, Rogerio Saad-Hossne, Paulo Gustavo Kotze and Silvio Danese


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190404144048




Open Access Articles

Recognition of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type 1 as the Primary Regulator of Fibrinolysis

, 2019; 20(16): 1695 - 1701

Tetsumei Urano*, Yuko Suzuki, Takayuki Iwaki, Hideto Sano, Naoki Honkura and Francis J. Castellino




Current Understanding of Group A Streptococcal Biofilms

, 2019; 20(9): 982 - 993

Heema K.N. Vyas, Emma-Jayne Proctor, Jason McArthur, Jody Gorman and Martina Sanderson-Smith*








Opportunities of Bacterial Cellulose to Treat Epithelial Tissues

, 2019; 20(8): 808 - 822

Irene Anton-Sales, Uwe Beekmann, Anna Laromaine*, Anna Roig* and Dana Kralisch





Blood Eosinophils as Biomarkers to Drive Treatment Choices in Asthma and COPD

, 2018; 19(16): 1882 - 1896

Konstantinos Kostikas, Caterina Brindicci and Francesco Patalano*




Current Status and Perspectives on Pharmacologic Therapy for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

, 2018; 19(11): 1265 - 1275

Koichi Yoshimura*, Noriyasu Morikage, Shizuka Nishino-Fujimoto, Akira Furutani, Bungo Shirasawa and Kimikazu Hamano





TXNIP in Metabolic Regulation: Physiological Role and Therapeutic Outlook

, 2017; 18(9): 1095 - 1103

Naif Mohammad Alhawiti, Saeed Al Mahri, Mohammad Azhar Aziz, Shuja Shafi Malik and Sameer Mohammad*






Structural and Functional Aspects of Class A Carbapenemases

, 2016; 17(9): 1006 - 1028

Thierry Naas, Laurent Dortet and Bogdan I. Iorga





Most Cited Articles

Review Article

Cyclin-dependent kinase 2 in cellular senescence and cancer. A structural and functional review

, 2019; 20(7): 716-726.

Priscylla Andrade Volkart, Gabriela Bitencourt-Ferreira, André Arigony Souto* and Walter Filgueira de Azevedo *


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666181204165344


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CDK9 as an appealing target for therapeutic interventions

, 2019; 20(4): 453-464.

Shirin Eyvazi, Mohammad Saeid Hejazi, Homan Kahroba, Mozghan Abasi, Reza Eghdam Zamiri and Vahideh Tarhriz*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450119666181026152221



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Exosomes in therapy: Engineering, pharmacokinetics and future applications

, 2019; 20(1): 87-95.

Claudia Arenaccio, Chiara Chiozzini, Flavia Ferrantelli, Patrizia Leone, Eleonora Olivetta and Maurizio Federico*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450119666180521100409




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High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1): A potential target in therapeutics

, 2019; 20(14): 1474-1485.

Eyaldeva C. Vijayakumar, Lokesh Kumar Bhatt* and Kedar S. Prabhavalkar


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190618125100


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Silicon quantum dots: Promising theranostic probes for the future

, 2019; 20(12): 1255-1263.

Vishnu Sankar Sivasankarapillai, Jobin Jose, Muhammad Salman Shanavas, Akash Marathakam, Md. Sahab Uddin and Bijo Mathew*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190405152315




Review Article

Do the natural chemical compounds interact with the same targets of current pharmacotherapy for weight management?-A review

, 2019; 20(4): 399-411.

Shiqi Luo, George Binh Lenon*, Harsharn Gill, Heidi Yuen, Angela Wei Hong Yang, Andrew Hung and Linh Toan Nguyen


DOI: 10.2174/1389450119666180830125958


Review Article

Inhibition of RAGE axis signaling: A pharmacological challenge

, 2019; 20(3): 340-346.

Armando Rojas*, Miguel Morales, Ileana Gonzalez and Paulina Araya


DOI: 10.2174/1389450119666180820105956



Review Article

Advances in discovery of PDE10A inhibitors for CNS-related Disorders. Part 1: Overview of the chemical and biological research

, 2019; 20(1): 122-143.

Agnieszka Jankowska, Artur Świerczek, Elżbieta Wyska, Alicja Gawalska, Adam Bucki, Maciej Pawłowski and Grażyna Chłoń-Rzepa*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450119666180808105056


Review Article

Celecoxib in cancer therapy and prevention - review

, 2019; 20(3): 302-315.

Natalia Tołoczko-Iwaniuk , Dorota Dziemiańczyk-Pakieła, Beata Klaudia Nowaszewska, Katarzyna Celińska-Janowicz and Wojciech Miltyk*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450119666180803121737



Most Accessed Articles


The Anti-Inflammatory Potential of ACE2/Angiotensin-(1-7)/Mas Receptor Axis: Evidence from Basic and Clinical Research

, 2017; 18(11): 1301-1313.

Thiago Ruiz Rodrigues Prestes, Natalia Pessoa Rocha, Aline Silva Miranda, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira and Ana Cristina Simoes-e-Silva*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450117666160727142401



Bromodomain-Containing Protein 4: A Druggable Target

, 2019; 20(15): 1517-1536.

Yingying Shi, Jingwen Liu, Yuanyuan Zhao, Jiaoxian Cao, Yiming Li* and Fujiang Guo*


DOI: 10.2174/1574885514666190618113519





Targeting Tumor Suppressor p53 for Cancer Therapy: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities

, 2014; 15(1): 80-89.

Bo Hong, A. Pieter J. van den Heuvel, Varun V. Prabhu, Shengliang Zhang and Wafik S. El-Deiry


DOI: 10.2174/1389450114666140106101412


Recent Progress in Gene Therapy and Other Targeted Therapeutic Approaches for Beta Thalassemia

, 2019; 20(16): 1603-1623.

Eman M. Hamed, Mohamed Hussein Meabed, Usama Farghaly Aly and Raghda R.S. Hussein*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190726155733


Advances in the Discovery of PDE10A Inhibitors for CNS-Related Disorders. Part 2: Focus on Schizophrenia

, 2019; 20(16): 1652-1669.

Artur Świerczek, Agnieszka Jankowska, Grażyna Chłoń-Rzepa, Maciej Pawłowski and Elżbieta Wyska*


DOI: 10.2174/1389450120666190801114210



Editor-in-Chief

Francis J. Castellino
(14643 citations)
Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry
Director, W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research
Dean Emeritus, College of Science
230 Raclin-Carmichael Hall, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(USA)
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Journal History

Current Drug Targets Journal was launched in 2000. Dr. Francis J. Castellino serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
Scopus CiteScore Metrics: 2.63

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