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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets

Formerly: Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Volume 21, 8 Issues, 2021
ISSN: 2212-3989 (Online)
ISSN: 1871-5265 (Print)
This journal supports open access

Aims & Scope

Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets aims to cover all the latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, genomics and biochemistry of contemporary molecular targets involved in infectious disorders e.g. disease specific proteins, receptors, enzymes, genes. Each issue of the journal contains a series of timely in-depth reviews/mini-reviews and research articles written by leaders in the field covering a range of current topics on drug targets involved in infectious disorders. As the discovery, identification, characterization and validation of novel human drug targets for anti-infective drug discovery continue to grow, this journal will be essential reading for all pharmaceutical scientists involved in drug design, discovery and development.

Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets


Volume 21


Number 6

Systematic Review Article

Transmission Modes of COVID-19: A Systematic Review

, 21(6): e170721187995

Esmaeil Mehraeen, Mohammad Amin Salehi, Farzane Behnezhad, Hamed Rezakhani Moghaddam and SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666201116095934

Research Article

Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets , Volume 21 (2021) - Number 7

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

Articles Ahead of Print

Liver Injury in COVID-19: A Direct Hit or Collateral Damage?

Balasubramaniyan Vairappan*, Gavin Wright, Douglas Corrigal and Ravikumar TS

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210913110500
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A Mini Review on the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment Options for COVID-19

Farzad Rahmani, Zeynab Ghorbani, Aghigh Ziaeemehr, Sajede Alijannejad, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Khazaei, Soodabeh Shahidsales and Amir Avan*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210301142223
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Skin Diseases and their Treatment Strategies in Sub-Saharan African Regions

Esra Tariq Anwar, Nandan Gupta, Omji Porwal*, Akanksha Sharma, Rishabha Malviya*, Amit Singh and Neeraj Kumar Fuloria

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210927120334
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Investigation of Structural, Treatment, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 Along with the Challenges Caused by its Prevalence

Maham Doagooyan, Seyedeh Hoda Alavizadeh, Javad Akhtari, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Saeed Ghanbari Hasan Kiade, Pariya Haghgoo Kochesfahani and Fatemeh Gheybi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210322160038
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Withdrawal Notice: Evaluation of Clinical Profile, Diagnostic Tests, And Prognosis of Crypto-coccal Meningitis in HIV Infected Patients in Western India

Deepak Kumar, Suresh Bishnoi, Durga Shankar Meena*, Gopal Krishana Bohra, Naresh Midha, Vivek Chhabra and Sunil Kumar Bhambu

DOI: 10.2174/1567201817666200516160432
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Current Treatments and Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Patients: A Systematic Review

Esmaeil Mehraeen, Zeinab Najafi, Bagher Hayati, Mohammad Javaherian, Sajad Rahimi, Omid Dadras, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi*, Maryam Ghadimi and Jean-Marc Sabatier

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210726150435
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Abstracts Ahead of Print

Factors affecting postpartum infection: A systematic review

Maryam Malmir, Narges Azizi Boroojerdi, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi* and Paarisa Parsa

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666211129100519
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COVID-19 in pediatrics: The current knowledge and practice

Esmaeil Mehraeen, Shahram Oliaei, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi*, Amirali Karimi, Pegah Mirzapour, Amir Masoud Afsahi, Alireza Barzegary, Farzin Vahedi, Mahdi Soleymanzadeh, Farzane Behnezhad, Mohammad Javaherian, Ghazal Zargari, Seyed Peyman Mirghaderi, Tayebeh Noori and Jean-Marc Sabatier

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210929121705
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Vaccines for COVID-19: A Review of Feasibility and Effectiveness

Esmaeil Mehraeen, Omid Dadras, Amir Masoud Afsahi, Amirali Karimi, Mehrzad MohsseniPour, Pegah Mirzapour, Alireza Barzegary, Farzane Behnezhad, Pedram Habibi, Mohammad Amin Salehi, Farzin Vahedi, Mohammad Heydari, Shaghayegh Kianzad, Banafsheh Moradmand-Badie, Mohammad Javaherian, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi* and Jean-Marc Sabatier

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210923144837
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A systematic and meta-analysis study on the prevalence of tuberculosis and relative risk factors for prisoners in Iran

Sedigheh Taherpour, Mojtaba Mousavi Bazzaz, Hamidreza Naderi, Saeed Samarghandian, Alireza Amirabadizadeh, Tahereh Farkhondeh and Farshid Abedi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210913111612
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Increased level of interleukin-8 in female genital tract after HP eradication lines

Viacheslav Kravtsov*, Tatiana Surovtceva, Maria Taame, Yuriy Grukhin and Natalia Kalinina

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666210104091545
View Abstract

Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Transmission Modes of COVID-19: A Systematic Review

, 2021; 21(6): 6 - 13

Esmaeil Mehraeen, Mohammad Amin Salehi, Farzane Behnezhad, Hamed Rezakhani Moghaddam and SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666201116095934

Ocular COVID-19: Eyes as a Reservoir to Conceal and Spread SARSCoV- 2

, 2021; 21(4): 480 - 483

Abdul Mannan Baig*, Saara Ahmad, Areeba Khaleeq, Hamna Rafique, Shafiqa Rajput, Mehaer Angez, Ayesha Hameed, Talha Nawaz and Preet Katyara

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520999200729182242

Pleural Effusion as a Sign of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pneumonia: A Case Report

, 2021; 21(3): 468 - 472

Zahra Ahmadinejad, Faeze Salahshour, Omid Dadras, Hesan Rezaei and SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200609125045

Clinical Effectiveness of a High Dose Versus the Standard Dose of Meropenem in Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Caused by Multidrugresistant Bacteria: A Randomized, Single-blind Clinical Trial

, 2021; 21(2): 274 - 283

Mahila Monajati, Shahram Ala*, Masoud Aliyali, Roya Ghasemian, Fatemeh Heidari, Mohammad Ahanjan, Siavash Moradi, Ali Sharifpour, Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh and Ebrahim Salehifar

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200227102013

Monoclonal Antibodies Against Infectious Microbes: So Long and Too Little!

, 2021; 21(1): 4 - 27

Gerard M. Raj*, Rekha Priyadarshini, Sakthibalan Murugesan and Mangaiarkkarasi Adhimoolam

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200312154649

The In Vitro Study of Anti-leishmanial Effect of Naja naja oxiana Snake Venom on Leishmania major

, 2020; 20(6): 913 - 919

Nastaran Fallahi, Delavar Shahbazzadeh, Fatemeh Maleki, Marjaneh Aghdasi, Fatemeh Tabatabaie* and Khadijeh Khanaliha*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200106121839

Clinical and Epidemiologic Features of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Children: A 6-year Study from an Iranian Referral Hospital

, 2020; 20(4): 461 - 466

Mohamadreza Abdolsalehi, Babak Pourakbari, Shima Mahmoudi, Mina Moradzadeh, Hossein Keshavarz and Setareh Mamishi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526519666190613123217

Open Access Articles

Can Antimalarial Phytochemicals be a Possible Cure for COVID-19? Molecular Docking Studies of Some Phytochemicals to SARS-CoV-2 3C-like Protease

, 2021; 21: 1 - 11 (E-Pub Ahead of Print)

Anamul Hasan, Khoshnur Jannat, Tohmina Afroze Bondhon, Rownak Jahan, Md Shahadat Hossan, Maria de Lourdes Pereira, Veeranoot Nissapatorn*, Christophe Wiart and Mohammed Rahmatullah*

PZQ Therapy: How Close are we in the Development of Effective Alternative Anti-schistosomal Drugs?

, 2019; 19(4): 337 - 349

Raphael Taiwo Aruleba*, Tayo Alex Adekiya, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Priscilla Masamba, Londiwe Simphiwe Mbatha, Ashley Pretorius and Abidemi Paul Kappo

Burden of Multidrug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Among New Cases in Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah, Saudi Arabia

, 2017; 17(1): 14 - 23

Mogahid M. Elhassan, Hassan A. Hemeg, Miskelyemen A. Elmekki, Khalid A. Turkistani and Ahmed A. Abdul-Aziz

The Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID)

, 2009; 9(5): 493 - 506

P. J. Myler, R. Stacy, L. Stewart, B. L. Staker, W. C. Van Voorhis, G. Varani and G. W. Buchko

New Approaches to Structure-Based Discovery of Dengue Protease Inhibitors

, 2009; 9(3): 327 - 343

S. M. Tomlinson, R. D. Malmstrom and S. J. Watowich

Drug Targets in Mycobacterial Sulfur Metabolism

, 2007; 7(2): 140 - 158

Devayani P. Bhave, Wilson B. Muse III and Kate S. Carroll

Most Cited Articles


Counter-regulatory ‘renin-angiotensin’ system-based candidate drugs to treat COVID-19 diseases in SARS-CoV-2-infected patients

, 2020; 20(4): 407-408.

Cédric ANNWEILER, Zhijian CAO, Yingliang WU, Emmanuelle FAUCON, Stéphanie MOUHAT, Hervé KOVACIC and Jean-Marc SABATIER

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200518073329

Case Report

A patient with COVID-19 disease in a referral hospital in Iran: A typical case

, 2020; 20(4): 559-562.

Fereshteh Ghiasvand, Sepideh Zahak Miandoab, Hamid Harandi, Fereshteh Shahmari Golestan and Seyed Ahmad Seyed Alinaghi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200429115535

Review Article

SARS-CoV-2: The path of prevention and control

, 2021; 21(3): 358-362.

Amal A. Mohamed, Nouran Mohamed, Seham Mohamoud, Fawkia E. Zahran, Rania Abdelmonem Khattab, Dalia Ali El-Damasy, Eman Alsayed and Sherief Abd-Elsalam*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200520112848

Review Article

Hepatitis C virus: Efficacy of new daas regimens

, 2020; 20(2): 143-149.

Amal Ahmed Mohamed, Naglaa El-Toukhy Ramadan El-Toukhy, Ebada Mohamed Said, Hoda Mohamed Rabie Gabal, Hossameldin AbdelAziz, Wahid Doss, Hadeel El-Hanafi, Hala H. El Deeb, Seham Mahmoud, Mahmoud Elkadeem, Hassan Salama Shalby and Sherief Abd-Elsalam*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526519666190121114003

Review Article

Albendazole and treatment of hydatid cyst: Review of the literature

, 2019; 19(2): 101-104.

Azar B. Dehkordi, Behnam Sanei, Morteza Yousefi, Seyedeh M. Sharafi, Farhang Safarnezhad, Rasool Jafari and Hossein Y. Darani*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526518666180629134511

Systematic Review Article

Efficacy of lopinavir/ritonavir compared with standard care for treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): A systematic review

, August 2021; 21(5): 8-17.

Timotius Ivan Hariyanto, Elizabeth Kristine, Catherine Jillian Hardi and Andree Kurniawan*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666201029125725

Review Article

PZQ therapy: How close are we in the development of effective alternative anti-schistosomal drugs?

, 2019; 19(4): 337-349.

Raphael Taiwo Aruleba*, Tayo Alex Adekiya, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Priscilla Masamba, Londiwe Simphiwe Mbatha, Ashley Pretorius and Abidemi Paul Kappo

DOI: 10.2174/1871526519666181231153139

Research Article

High-level aminoglycoside resistance in enterococcus faecalis and enterococcus faecium; as a serious threat in hospitals

, 2020; 20(2): 223-228.

Mahmoud Khodabandeh, Mohsen Mohammadi , Mohammad Reza Abdolsalehi, Meysam Hasannejad-Bibalan , Mehrdad Gholami , Azadeh Alvandimanesh, Abazar Pournajaf and Ramazan Rajabnia*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526519666181130095954

Research Article

Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular docking studies of new pyrazolines as an antitubercular and cytotoxic agents

, 2019; 19(3): 310-321.

Bontha Venkata Subrahmanya Lokesh*, Y. Rajendra Prasad and Afzal Basha Shaik

DOI: 10.2174/1871526519666181217120626

Research Article

Sofosbuvir, pegylated interferon and ribavirin in the treatment of an Egyptian cohort with hepatitis C virus infection in real-life clinical practice

, 2019; 19(2): 179-184.

Sherief Abd-Elsalam*, Rehab Badawi, Sally Elnawasany, Mohamed Yousef, Loai Mansour, Nehad Hawash, Reham A. Elkhouly, Shaimaa Soliman, Amal Selim, Abdelrahman Kobtan and Asem Elfert

DOI: 10.2174/1871526518666180912121835

Letter to the Editor

Chloroquine as chemoprophylaxis for COVID-19: Will this work

, June 2021; 21(4): 473-474.

Sherief Abd-Elsalam*, Mahmoud Elkadeem and Khadija Ahmed Glal

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200726224802

Most Accessed Articles

Evaluation of the Binding Affinity of Anti-Viral Drugs against Main Protease of SARS-CoV-2 Through a Molecular Docking Study

, 2021; 21(7): 1-7.

Milon Mondal, Chandan Sarkar, Sarmin Jamaddar, Abul B. R. Khalipha, Muhammad Torequl Islam, Azmi Mahafzah and Mohammad S. Mubarak*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666201207124408

West Nile Viral Meningoencephalitis in an Immunocompetent Female: A Case Report from Western Rajasthan, India

, 2021; 21(7): 2-5.

Kumar S Abhishek, Sarika Tiwari, Prawin Kumar, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag*, Jaya Pamnani and Sarbesh Tiwari

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210615132428

An Overview on COVID-19 Pandemic: from Discovery to Treatment

, 2021; 21(7): 1-6.

Kalpana Panati, Venkatramana Reddy Arva Tatireddygari and Venkata Ramireddy Narala*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666201109115820

Serratia, No Longer an Uncommon Opportunistic Pathogen – Case Series & Review of Literature

, 2021; 21(7): 1-4.

Varsha Gupta, Shiwani Sharma*, Kritika Pal, Poonam Goyal, Deepak Agarwal and Jagdish Chander

DOI: 10.2174/1871526521666210222125215

COVID-19 Treatment Success After Repeat Courses of Azithromycin: A Report of Three Cases

, 2021; 21(6): 13-17.

Fereshteh Ghiasvand, Maryam Ghadimi, Sara Sadr, Fatemeh Jafari, Navid Manafi, Zahra Ahmadinejad, Samaneh Tirgar and Seyed Ahmad Seyed Alinaghi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520999201126203510

Transmission Modes of COVID-19: A Systematic Review

, 2021; 21(6): 6-13.

Esmaeil Mehraeen, Mohammad Amin Salehi, Farzane Behnezhad, Hamed Rezakhani Moghaddam and SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666201116095934

Pulmonary Valve Endocarditis: A Case Report

, 2021; 21(6): 17-21.

Mahboubeh Hajiabdolbaghi, Arsis Ahmadieh, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi and Maliheh Hassan Nezhad*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520999201203212135

A Patient with COVID-19 Pneumonia Presenting with Plural Effusion: A Case Report

, 2021; 21(6): 14-17.

Fereshteh Ghiasvand, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Samaneh Tirgar, Mohammad Reza Salehi and Banafsheh Moradmand-Badie*

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666201116095440


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Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders was launched in 2001 and later renamed in 2006 as Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets.
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