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Special Issue "Extraction, Characterization, and Application of Valuable Biologically Active Substances from Plants"
A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Science".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 2488
Special Issue Editors
Interests: biologically active substances; extraction methods; natural sources; structure; in vitro cell cultures
Interests: antioxidant activity; free radicals; medicinal plants; biotechnology
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Special Issue Information
Plants are producers of many biologically active substances (BAS)—compounds capable of influencing biological processes in the body. Such compounds include cardiac glycosides, saponins, sterols, carotenoids, polyphenols, alkaloids, vitamins, quinones, and substances with a specific aroma, taste, and color. Biologically active substances are the products of secondary metabolism, which are called secondary metabolites or secondary products of biosynthesis. More than 100,000 secondary metabolites produced by plants are currently known. Many of them are practically and economically important products and used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries. This Special Issue aims to publish research articles and reviews that focus on the identification of new plant sources of valuable biologically active substances, their structural, physicochemical and rheological characterization, the processes used to extract and purify them, and their biological properties.
Dr. Alexander Prosekov
Prof. Dr. Natalia Politaeva
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Life is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- biologically active substances
- plants materials
- medicinal plants
- antioxidant activity