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Regulation and Application of Bioactive Metabolites in Plants

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 124

Special Issue Editors

Department of Landscape Plants, Sichuan Agriculture University, Chengdu 611130, China
Interests: carbohydrate polymers; polysaccharide; synthesis; structure characteristics; biological activity
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Department of Landscape Plants, Sichuan Agriculture University, Chengdu 611130, China
Interests: medicinal plants; biosynthesis; active ingredients; regulation mechanism
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The value of medicinal plants mainly comes from the secondary or primary metabolites they produce. Analyzing the mechanism of the interaction between the accumulation of metabolites and environmental conditions for growth using molecular biology technology is an important research direction for solving the problem of medicinal plant cultivation. On the basis of genomics research, we are able to clone genes related to enzymes involved in secondary metabolic pathways, analyze the synthesis pathways of plant metabolites, and combine metabolic engineering technology to increase compound production. At the same time, molecular technology is used to analyze the pharmacological mechanisms of these compounds, which is of great significance for enhancing the medicinal value of medicinal plants and promoting their application in the pharmaceutical industry.

This Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Genes related to biosynthesis;
  2. Metabolic pathways;
  3. Regulation of secondary metabolites;
  4. Pharmacological mechanism of compounds.

Prof. Dr. Aoxue Luo
Dr. Yijun Fan
Guest Editors

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  • medicinal plants
  • biosynthesis
  • biological activity
  • regulation
  • pharmacological mechanism

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