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Natural Products in Kidney Diseases

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 264

Special Issue Editor

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Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: kidney diseases; metabolic syndromes; natural products

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Kidney diseases pose a significant burden on global health, affecting millions of people worldwide. Despite advancements in medical interventions, the management of kidney diseases remains a challenging task. Natural products, derived from plants, marine organisms and traditional medicinal systems, have been long recognized for their diverse chemical structures and pharmacological properties. They hold immense potential for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to combat kidney diseases.

This Special Issue aims to collate cutting-edge research that investigates the efficacy, mechanisms of action and therapeutic applications of natural products in kidney diseases. We encourage submissions that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Pharmacological evaluation of natural products for the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases;
  2. Mechanistic studies elucidating the molecular targets and pathways involved in the renoprotective effects of natural products;
  3. Preclinical and clinical trials investigating the safety and efficacy of natural products in kidney diseases;
  4. Synergistic effects of natural products with conventional therapies in the management of kidney diseases;
  5. Development of novel drug delivery systems and formulations incorporating natural products for enhanced therapeutic outcomes;
  6. Exploration of the role of natural products in the prevention of kidney diseases, such as acute kidney injury, diabetic nephropathy and renal fibrosis.

Original research articles, comprehensive reviews, communications or insightful perspectives are welcome for submissions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Haiyong Chen
Guest Editor

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  • natural products
  • kidney diseases
  • renoprotective effect
  • bioactive compounds
  • pharmacological evaluation
  • mechanistic studies
  • clinical trials
  • drug delivery systems
  • acute kidney injury
  • chronic kidney diseases
  • nephropathy
  • renal fibrosis
  • renal inflammation
  • oxidative stress
  • apoptosis
  • cell death
  • mesangial cells
  • podocytes
  • tubular epithelial cells

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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