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Special Issue "Extraction, Characterization, Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Natural Metabolites"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Metabolism".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 23646
Special Issue Editors
Interests: secondary metabolites; drug discovery; HPLC; marine products; isolation and characterization; natural products; fungal endophytes; marine microbes
Interests: medicinal plants; GC; LC/MS analysis; phytochemistry; nanoformulation; bioactivity; structural elucidation
Interests: particulate matter air pollution; volatile organic compounds; cardiovascular disease; endothelial progenitor cells
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Special Issue Information
With their diverse chemical structures, secondary metabolites are an inexhaustible source of many novel drugs, providing a promising potential in drug discovery. With great developments in the separation, isolation, identification and structural elucidation of these compounds, they are of high interest for many researchers worldwide. The metabolic profiling of crude extracts and the isolation of natural compounds have become easier than before, owing to the presence of many advanced and hyphenated chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, such as LC-MS, NMR and GC-MS. This Special Issue aims to shed light on classical and novel methods for the determination the chemical composition and biological activity of secondary metabolites from terrestrial and marine sources. In addition, research concerning the potential activity of these bioactive metabolites in promoting health and well-being also aim to be addressed. All manuscripts, including short communications, research articles and reviews, are welcomed.
Dr. Sameh S. Elhady
Dr. Enas E. Eltamany
Dr. Timothy O'Toole
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Metabolites is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- natural sources
- natural products
- medicinal plants
- marine organisms
- fungal endophytes
- marine microbes
- secondary metabolites
- chemical profiling
- biological activities
- structural elucidation
- spectroscopic techniques
- NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance)
- LC-MS (liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry)
- GC-MS (gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry)