Bioactive Compounds from Natural Products, 3rd Edition

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to publish new and innovative research that demonstrates the therapeutic potential of natural health products by their in vitro and/or in vivo biological activities relevant to preventing or alleviating degenerative diseases. Natural extracts or functional foods (including byproducts) can be valorized to obtain new products. Still, problems persist regarding their poor bioavailability and low correlation between in vitro and in vivo activities (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial). The interaction of natural health products with human microbiota represents an essential aspect because it can modulate the microbial pattern and alleviate more of the chronic disease’s effects in the case of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular dysfunctions, neurodegenerative diseases, and inflammatory colon pathologies.

Additionally, you are invited to send original research articles/reviews based on the effects of different extracts or functional foods used in degenerative pathologies and their interactions with human microbiota. We aim to identify new data on in vitro/in vivo research that could demonstrate the bioavailability of natural compounds (such as yeasts) and the relationship with antioxidant/antimicrobial capacity. Modulated microbiota aspects are expected to be published, based on their interactions with natural compounds, natural sweeteners (like stevia), or other molecules that influence the colon health status. We would like to encourage you to send papers and other related aspects relevant to the Special Issue topic.

Prof. Dr. Emanuel Vamanu
Guest Editor

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  • bioavailability by alternative methods
  • polyphenols
  • yeasts
  • antioxidant
  • extraction

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