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Special Issue "Antimicrobial and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Bioactive Compounds Extracted from Plants"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant-Derived Antibiotics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 6633
Special Issue Editors
2. Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environment and Biological Sciences (CITAB), Institute for Innovation, Capacity Building and Sustainability of Agri-Food Production (Inov4Agro), University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: biological activities of natural products; chemical characterization of biocompounds; multidrug-resistant pathogens; food and chemical toxicology; nutraceutical and medicinal value of agro-industrial by-products
Interests: bioactivity; chemical characterization of natural products; identification, quantification, separation, and recovery of bioactive compounds from different food and agro-food byproducts; experimental design applied to extraction and process optimization of natural products
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Special Issue Information
In the scientific community, it has been well established that some plants have an important role in the prevention of some degenerative or cardiovascular diseases, resulting from their content in bioactive phytochemicals with several biological properties. In light of the biological properties revealed, the search for natural bioactive compounds has drawn attention to these materials, namely phenolic compounds that may have an added value to be used as an alternative to synthetic substances employed in distinct industries, such as the food, cosmetic, or pharmaceutical sectors. Due to contemporary lifestyle issues, research on secondary metabolites with health-promoting effects in countering or slowing down chronic and degenerative diseases (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases) have recognized that phenols and polyphenols are beneficial for human health and are widespread and copious in dietary plant sources. Taking all this into account, and considering the growing interest in the major therapeutic role that bioactive compounds from plants can play in disease prevention in humans, the main goal is the valorization of diverse plants as a source of bioactive compounds with the capacity to influence health-related conditions. Contributions to this Special Issue may cover all research aspects related to plants (food or medicinal), including those parts from plants discarded during the agricultural and industrial processing; characterization of their biological properties, including (but not limited to) methods for their extraction, purification, comprehensive profiling characterization, and quantification; beneficial biological properties that could potentially contribute to functional food and nutraceutical development; functional properties such as antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, among other properties; in vitro and in vivo model systems; clinical investigations; and biotechnological applications of plants, such as nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. Original research papers and review articles on these different areas are welcome.
Dr. Juliana Garcia
Dr. Irene Gouvinhas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are 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 this 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. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 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.
- bioactive compounds
- biological properties
- natural products