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Lysosome-based drug-delivery

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2023

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2023

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Lysosomes are membrane-enclosed organelles that contain an array of enzymes capable of breaking down all types of biological polymers—proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. The outflow of the byproducts of intralysosomal catabolism is facilitated by their physiological function. With rare exceptions, these porters are uncommon candidates for the translocation of xenobiotics across the lysosome membrane due to their specialization. Passive diffusion is most likely to be used to achieve efflux from the lysosome where it is possible.

    Experimental investigations of passive diffusion over the lysosome membrane have revealed that it shares many properties with other biological membranes. When drug delivery options are considered that involve a drug-conjugate reaching the lysosome compartment and drug release there by the lysosomal enzymes, predictions of how easily molecules will pass through lysosomal membranes are valuable. These methods won't work if the medication can't exit the lysosome and get to the cells where it needs to act pharmacologically


    * Lysosome therapeutics
    * Drug delivery
    * Bioavailability
    * Lysosome manufacturing
    * Molecular engineering

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    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.

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