Anticancer Activity of Natural Products and Related Compounds
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 2562
Interests: natural products and drug discovery; development of novel vaccine adjuvants (DENOVA); anticancer agents; autophagy; regulatory T cells
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Tumor is a widespread global disease with an extremely high mortality rate. Malignant tumors (cancer) have become one of the major diseases that seriously threaten the physical and mental health of people around the world, and the number of cases is increasing year by year. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop new anti-cancer drugs to selectively inhibit cancer cells, limit their chemoresistance and recurrence after treatment, and establish secondary cancer treatment options.
Carcinogenesis is a complex multistage process in which normal cells are transformed through changes in DNA structure/function into malignant cells with diverse properties, such as abnormal proliferation and reduced apoptosis. Research shows that natural products are one of the important sources of anti-tumor drugs. Many bioactive compounds from different natural sources in vitro and in vivo can affect the several pathways related to tumor development. Therefore, natural products are important and valuable resources for identifying and developing new cancer treatments.
This Special Issue will focus on the anti-tumor activity of functional molecular substances derived from natural products against all types of tumor diseases. Topics include isolation and structure elucidation, phytochemistry, synthesis, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, chemical biology, molecular biology, mechanism of action of natural products, etc.
Dr. Srinivasa Reddy Bonam
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- anticancer agent
- natural product chemistry
- isolation and structure elucidation
- medicinal chemistry
- molecular mechanism
- targeted therapy
- structure–activity relationships
- chemical biology