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Advances in Terpenes: Molecular Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology

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 July 2024 | Viewed by 167

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Research Institute for Medicines, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: terpenes, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, drug discovery

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iMed.Ulisboa—Research Institute for Medicines, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa), Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: colloidal systems; hydrocolloids; surface active agents; lipoamino acids; rheology; food chemistry; functional foods; nanoformulations
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

“Advances in Terpenes: Molecular Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology” explores the multifaceted role of terpenes in the realms of pharmaceutics and biotechnology. Terpenes, which are widely distributed in the plant kingdom, have attracted significant attention for their diverse biological activities and potential applications in drug development. The intricate interplay between terpenes and various cellular processes has led to their development as pharmaceutical agents, mainly due to their promising therapeutic properties, such as their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer activities. Furthermore, the integration of terpenes into innovative drug delivery systems has enhanced their bioavailability and targeted delivery, contributing to relevant pharmaceutical advances. In the biotechnological field, terpenes serve as valuable molecules for the production of bio-based products, ranging from flavours and fragrances to biofuels.

This Special Issue focuses on the role of terpenes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological fields, gathering research and review articles that contribute to potential advances in this area.

Dr. Lídia Pinheiro
Dr. Célia Faustino
Guest Editors

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  • terpenes
  • antimicrobial
  • anticancer
  • anti-inflammatory
  • drug discovery
  • drug delivery
  • flavours
  • fragrances
  • biofuels
  • biocatalysis
  • bioremediation

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