Thematic issue "Heterocycles Against Viruses"

The wide spread of viral and bacterial diseases, progressive resistance to antibiotics and modern antibacterial drugs, the upraise of new forms of tuberculosis with multiple and broad drug resistance, the growth of disorders associated with immune system suppression and other threats of biogenic nature possess a serious challenge to humankind. Wide spread of viral infections has become extremely urgent in the 21st century. During the last 20 years mankind has faced new atypical diseases caused by previously unknown coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV (2003), MERS-CoV (2012), asian influenza H7N7 (2003), H7N9, H10N8 (2012), swine influenza H1N1- A/California/04/2009. In 2014-2015 Hemorrhagic fever epidemic caused by Ebola virus emerged in West Africa along with Zika fever in 2016, and 2020 will be marked as the year of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in world history.

In these circumstances, the issues of providing biological safety for the population and the development of new antiviral drugs and drug delivery are becoming the most significant area of scientific research. The importance of medicinal and heterocyclic chemistry has increased greatly, since the vast majority of clinically approved antiviral drugs and candidates under development have heterocyclic structures.

Considering the extremely high importance of combating biogenic threats, in 2021 "Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds" journal plans to publish a thematic issue "Heterocycles Against Viruses". This issue will include microreviews "Heterocycles in Focus", mini-reviews, regular reviews and original research articles (letters to the editor and full papers) devoted to the impact of heterocyclic compounds to the fight against the viral infections.

Manuscript submission deadline is November 30, 2020.

Guest editor is Vladimir L. Rusinov, PhD in chemistry, professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg).



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