Medicinal Research Reviews (Med Res Rev)

Publisher: Wiley

Journal description

The journal publishes timely critical reviews of topics related to medicinal research broadly defined to which the authors have made significant contributions. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to the underlying pathophysiology of important diseases and disease vectors; therapeutic approaches to the treatment of various diseases; the properties of molecular targets for therapeutic agents; important new methodologies facilitating the search for therapies; genomics and proteomics; structure-activity correlations of drug series; the development of new imaging and diagnostic tools; drug metabolism; drug delivery; chemical pharmacological pharmacokinetic pharmacodynamic and clinical characteristics of importance. Reviews are mainly solicited by the editors; however voluntary contributions are also encouraged. In the latter case potential authors are asked to contact either co-editor with an outline before beginning to write in order to avoid duplication of effort and to ensure suitability of the topic and its level of coverage.

Current impact factor: 8.43

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 8.431
2013 Impact Factor 8.131
2012 Impact Factor 9.583
2011 Impact Factor 10.7
2010 Impact Factor 10.228
2009 Impact Factor 8.656
2008 Impact Factor 8.907
2007 Impact Factor 7.264
2006 Impact Factor 7.218
2005 Impact Factor 7.964
2004 Impact Factor 8.418
2003 Impact Factor 7.788
2002 Impact Factor 6.596
2001 Impact Factor 5.196
2000 Impact Factor 3.417
1999 Impact Factor 2.514
1998 Impact Factor 4.571
1997 Impact Factor 5.116
1996 Impact Factor 4.081
1995 Impact Factor 6.22
1994 Impact Factor 5.953
1993 Impact Factor 5.053
1992 Impact Factor 5.486

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 8.23
Cited half-life 7.80
Immediacy index 2.85
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 2.13
Website Medicinal Research Reviews website
Other titles Medicinal research reviews (Online), Medicinal research reviews
ISSN 1098-1128
OCLC 38745824
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • If OnlineOpen is available, AHRC and ESRC authors, may self-archive after 24 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 07/08/2014
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that primarily affects joints. This autoimmune disease pathogenesis is related to cytokine signaling. In this review, we have described the existence of various microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in regulation of major protein cascades of cytokine signaling associated with RA. Moreover, we have tried to portray the role of various miRNAs in different cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-1, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17, IL-18, IL-21, and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GMCSF). Along with this, we have also discussed the miRNA regulation in T cells and synovial tissue. From the analyzed data, we suggest that miR-146a and miR-155 might be the potential therapeutic target for treating RA. The insight illustrated in this review will offer a better understanding of the role of miRNA in cytokine signaling pathways and inflammation during RA and could project them as diagnostic or therapeutic agents in near future.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Medicinal Research Reviews
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    ABSTRACT: Integrins are cell surface receptors for proteins of the extracellular matrix and plasma-borne adhesive proteins. Their involvement in diverse pathologies prompted medicinal chemists to develop small-molecule antagonists, and very often such molecules are peptidomimetics designed on the basis of the short native ligand-integrin recognition motifs. This review deals with peptidomimetic integrin ligands composed of α- and β-amino acids. The roles exerted by the β-amino acid components are discussed in terms of biological activity, bioavailability, and selectivity. Special attention is paid to the synthetic accessibility and efficiency of conformationally constrained heterocyclic scaffolds incorporating α/β-amino acid span.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Medicinal Research Reviews
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    ABSTRACT: Cylindromatosis (CYLD) is a deubiquitination enzyme involved in the regulation of different cellular processes including inflammation, fibrosis, and cancer. The function of CYLD is via deubiquitination of specific substrates in different signaling pathways including NF-κB, Notch, and JNK. CYLD contributes to hepatic homeostasis and restoration upon liver injury. Mutation or disruption of the activity of CYLD in animals aggravates acute as well as chronic liver injury and promotes development and progression of hepatocellular cancer. This is mediated by a shift of the balance toward pro-inflammatory, pro-fibrogenic, and pro-oncogenic pathways. In this review, we will explain the liver-associated signaling pathways that CYLD regulates in hepatocytes and nonparenchymal liver cells under physiological and pathological conditions. We will also describe the most recent findings concerning CYLD-mediated downstream signaling in the liver in situations such as injury, infection, inflammation, and cancer. Furthermore, we will discuss the potential of novel diagnostic tools and treatment strategies utilizing CYLD and its target genes.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Medicinal Research Reviews
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    ABSTRACT: Natural products provide a successful supply of new chemical entities (NCEs) for drug discovery to treat human diseases. Approximately half of the NCEs are based on natural products and their derivatives. Notably, marine natural products, a largely untapped resource, have contributed to drug discovery and development with eight drugs or cosmeceuticals approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency, and ten candidates undergoing clinical trials. Collaborative efforts from drug developers, biologists, organic, medicinal, and natural product chemists have elevated drug discoveries to new levels. These efforts are expected to continue to improve the efficiency of natural product-based drugs. Marinopyrroles are examined here as a case study for potential anticancer and antibiotic agents.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Medicinal Research Reviews
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    ABSTRACT: Microtubules, tirelessly animated and highly dynamic structures, are vital for most cellular processes and their intricacies are still being revealed even after a century since their discovery. The importance of microtubules as chemotherapeutic targets cannot be overstated, and their clinical role is unlikely to abate in the near future. Indeed, improved understanding of microtubule biology could herald a new epoch of anticancer drug design by permitting fine-tuning of microtubule-targeting agents, the clinical utility of which is presently often limited by primary or acquired resistance. Paclitaxel, one such agent belonging to the taxane family, has proven a resoundingly successful treatment for many cancer patients; however, for too many others with paclitaxel-refractory tumors, the drug has offered nothing but side effects. Accumulating evidence suggests that microtubule-binding proteins (MBPs) can regulate paclitaxel sensitivity in a wide range of cancer types. Improved understanding of how these proteins can be assayed to predict treatment responses or manipulated pharmacologically to improve clinical outcomes could transform modern chemotherapy and is urgently awaited. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Medicinal Research Reviews
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    ABSTRACT: GATA3 is a critical transcription factor in the development of various human systems. The notion that GATA3 expression is required for the differentiation and maintenance of normal breast tissue has been well established. Recently, GATA3 is found to actively participate in the multistep process leading breast cancer pathogenesis, including tumorigenesis, tumor differentiation, epithelial mesenchymal transition, and metastasis through regulation of various target genes. On the other hand, several studies have raised questions and highlighted the role of GATA3-low or GATA3-negative cells during the malignant development of breast cancer. In addition to gene expression, GATA3 mutations provide another dimension of complexity. As one of the most frequently mutated genes in breast cancer, GATA3 mutations may have an effect on DNA-binding ability, protein production, and transactivation activity. Recognition of the multiple function of GATA3 in breast cancer will serve to deepen our understanding of the nature of this disease and develop novel therapeutic approaches. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Medicinal Research Reviews
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    ABSTRACT: Cisplatin and its platinum (Pt) (II) derivatives play a key role in the fight against various human cancers such as testicular, ovarian, head and neck, lung tumors. However, their application in clinic is limited due to dose- dependent toxicities and acquired drug resistances, which have prompted extensive research effort toward the development of more effective Pt (II) delivery strategies. The synthesis of Pt (IV) complex is one such an area of intense research fields, which involves their in vivo conversion into active Pt (II) molecules under the reducing intracellular environment, and has demonstrated encouraging preclinical and clinical outcomes. Compared with Pt (II) complexes, Pt (IV) complexes not only exhibit an increased stability and reduced side effects, but also facilitate the intravenous-to-oral switch in cancer chemotherapy. The overview briefly analyzes statuses of Pt (II) complex that are in clinical use, and then focuses on the development of Pt (IV) complexes. Finally, recent advances in Pt (IV) complexes in combination with nanocarriers are highlighted, addressing the shortcomings of Pt (IV) complexes, such as their instability in blood and irreversibly binding to plasma proteins and nonspecific distribution, and taking advantage of passive and active targeting effect to improve Pt (II) anticancer therapy. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Medicinal Research Reviews
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    ABSTRACT: Given its manifold potential therapeutic applications and amenability to modification, noscapine is a veritable "Renaissance drug" worthy of commemoration. Perhaps the only facet of noscapine's profile more astounding than its versatility is its virtual lack of side effects and addictive properties, which distinguishes it from other denizens of Papaver somniferum. This review intimately chronicles the rich intellectual and pharmacological history behind the noscapine family of compounds, the length of whose arms was revealed over decades of patient scholarship and experimentation. We discuss the intriguing story of this family of nontoxic alkaloids, from noscapine's purification from opium at the turn of the 19th century in Paris to the recent torrent of rationally designed analogs with tremendous anticancer potential. In between, noscapine's unique pharmacology; impact on cellular signaling pathways, the mitotic spindle, and centrosome clustering; use as an antimalarial drug and cough suppressant; and exceptional potential as a treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome, strokes, and diverse malignancies are catalogued. Seminal experiments involving some of its more promising analogs, such as amino-noscapine, 9-nitronoscapine, 9-bromonoscapine, and reduced bromonoscapine, are also detailed. Finally, the bright future of these oftentimes even more exceptional derivatives is described, rounding out a portrait of a truly remarkable family of compounds. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Medicinal Research Reviews
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    ABSTRACT: Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are widely explored in the biomedical market as functional ingredients in pharmaceutical or nutraceutical preparations. This extensive application of GAGs is justified by their multiple activities across several systems including, but not limited to, coagulation, thrombosis, inflammation, cancer, angiogenesis, cell differentiation, tissue repair, and microbial infections. Therapeutic GAGs are commonly extracted from mammalian tissues. Although functional in diverse systems, mammalian GAGs present serious downsides in therapy such as contamination risk from the mammalian tissues. In order to overcome some of the downsides, two new GAG sources have been appearing as alternatives to the mammalian-derived molecules. They are the synthetic GAGs and those extracted from nonmammalian origins such as invertebrate animals. This report overviews the general aspects of each GAG alternative and compares critically their pros and cons attributes in light of the prospects for the future of GAG-based therapy. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Medicinal Research Reviews