Special Issue "Application of Natural Bioactive Components to Improve the Nutritional and Health-Related Properties of Food Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 775
Interests: natural products; antioxidation; functional food; human health
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This Special Issue focuses on bioactive compounds from natural products, especially those that are homologous to medicine and food. The application of homology of medicine and food has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine. There are many studies which have proved that medicine food homology has effective, long-term edible safety and can prevent disease occurrence and maintain health.
Medicine food homology provides many bioactive compounds like carbohydrates, flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, quinones, and polyphenols that regulate nutrients in health and disease. The Special Issue “Application of Natural Bioactive Components to Improve the Nutritional and Health-Related Properties of Food Products” welcomes the latest findings on medicine food homology and the bioactivity regulation of nutrients in health and disease, including the following aspects:
- The application of molecular biological techniques in natural products;
- Bioactive compounds from natural products as a tool for functional food development;
- The structure–activity relationship, bioactivity, and related mechanisms;
- Structure and bioactivity screening of functional ingredients from natural products;
- The mechanism of interaction between bioactive compounds from natural products.
Dr. Kefeng Zhai
Manuscript Submission Information
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- natural products
- bioactive compounds
- bioactivity and the related mechanisms
- functional ingredients
- functional food development
- nutritional and health-related properties