Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms on Plant Polyphenols

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (22 December 2023) | Viewed by 131

Special Issue Editors

Department of Biomedical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences “Mario Serio", University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 50, 50134 Florence, Italy
Interests: amyloid; cytotoxicity; inflammation; polyphenols
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Department of Biomedical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences "Mario Serio", University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 50, 50134 Florence, Italy
Interests: amyloid aggregation; autophagy; natural polyphenols; neurodegenerative diseases
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing extension in life expectancy is accompanied by a progressively greater rate of chronic diseases, most of which are still waiting for effective therapies. The claimed health benefits of the Mediterranean and Asian diets have been confirmed in many clinical trials and epidemiological surveys. These diets can be traced back to the presence of significant amounts of naturally occurring bioactive molecules as secondary metabolites that are naturally synthesized in plants, structurally optimized by evolution toward particular biological functions, including the regulation of endogenous defense mechanisms and interaction with other organisms. Among the enormous quantities of these bioactive molecules, polyphenols have shown a pleiotropic behavior on key proteins that act as regulators of the complex cell homeostatic systems including metabolic and redox balance, proteostasis, and inflammatory response. This Special Issue aims to bring researchers together in an open forum where researchers can share the innovative results of their investigations both in the form of original research or review papers in order to provide an overview of the current knowledge in the myriad functions and mechanisms of dietary or non-dietary polyphenols and provide a rationale for the possible use of these substances, or their molecular scaffolds, as nutraceuticals or for new drugs design. At the same time, this open forum can provide the opportunity for new collaborations and interactions with the industrial world.

Dr. Monica Bucciantini
Dr. Manuela Leri
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • natural polyphenols
  • cell homeostasis
  • anti-oxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • health effects

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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