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A special issue of Molecules : "Iminosugars: Beyond Glycosidase Inhibition"









Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI. In a newly published special issue, the submission of scientific manuscripts on iminosugars is encouraged. 

Iminosugars are analogues of carbohydrates in which the ring oxygen is replaced by nitrogen. Over 200 such sugar mimics have been isolated from plants and many thousands of analogues synthesised. Although initially recognised as one of the largest families of glycosidase inhibitors, they are increasingly being found to interact with many other biological processes involving sugars, including interacting with carbohydrate receptors without inhibiting glycosidases. Iminosugars have proven value and great potential as chemotherapeutic agents.

Papers on any aspect of iminosugars are invited, including but not limited to: isolation from plants, bacteria or any natural source; synthesis by chemical, biotechnological or any other procedure; occurrence of iminosugars in food, structure of iminosugars or any enzyme associated with iminosugars, including any crystallographic or modeling studies; any aspect of production of iminosugars or of regulatory interest studies; any use or application of iminosugars, including food, medicine material etc.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online by registering at the MDPI website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the 31 July 2020. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on the special issue website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Please visit this page before submitting a manuscript.

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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