The Role of Renewable Resources for Ecology and Human Health: 2nd Edition
A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 3413
Interests: antioxidant activity; oxidative stress; free radicals; virus; antioxidants; biotechnology; biostatistics; cancer research; reactive oxygen species; biomarkers
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Recently, numerous studies have focused their attention on natural bioactive compounds, having been proven to play a potentially beneficial role in the fight against a wide range of human diseases, from "modern" metabolic disorders, chronic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases to resistant pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and fungi, whose higher resistance to conventional drugs is a very serious problem for human health.
It turns out that the source of valuable molecules is often products considered to be waste in technological production or agricultural byproducts, which are discarded without being recovered. Thus, a large number of these natural functional ingredients still remain unused, and a clear understanding of the mechanisms of their beneficial properties requires innovative and original research.
Potential topics in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Useful and original approaches for the utilization of residual and waste products from technological productions and agricultural activity;
- The preparation, isolation, identification, and examination of natural extracts or synthetic drugs that are modified analogs of natural biomolecules with valuable biological properties;
- The formulation and delivery of anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal compounds with high stability and good bioavailability in order to potentiate their activity;
- The exploration of the putative activity in the cascade of events controlling the development of diseases;
- In vivo and in vitro screening involving specific compounds to identify as new, leading compounds, with the potential to relieve symptoms and influence the progression of diseases.
We kindly invite you to send your latest research results or review articles to this Special Issue, which aims to clarify the biological effects of your researched waste products and natural compounds. It also hopes to demonstrate the mechanisms underlying their biological activity using various experimental models related to the extraction and purification of natural functional components and their applications, the presence of hazardous substances, and useful properties of these extracts or compounds in various diseases. Please note that in the studies of complex mixtures of natural products or newly synthesized substances, the characterization of chemicals using analytical methodologies such as HPLC, MS, LC-MS, and HPLC-MS must be included.
Dr. Milka Mileva
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- residual products
- waste products
- multidrug resistance
- natural compounds and antioxidants
- anti-inflammatory effect
- antiviral properties
- antifungal activity
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