Special Issue "Botany, Phytochemistry and Biological Activities of the Plant Natural Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 5200
Interests: secondary metabolites; ethnopharmacology; abiotic stress; abiotic stress tolerance; cannabis sativa; cannabaceae; medical marijuana; phytocannabinoids; CB1 receptor; cannabidiol; tetrahydrocannabinol; CB2 receptor; cannabinoids; cannabinoid receptor agonists; cannabinoid receptor antagonists; cannabinoid receptor modulators
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Plants produce infinite amounts of secondary metabolites as a defensive or attractive tool. These molecules are synthesized to defend themselves from biotic and abiotic stresses and are the basis of “communication” between plant species. In other cases, these metabolites regulate floral attractiveness through a variety of smells and colors. On the other hand, since its origins, humanity has learned to use these plant sources as a therapy for many diseases. Modern pharmacology has discovered the mechanisms of action underlying therapeutic action. However, the pharmacological basis of many natural remedies has yet to be discovered.
This Special Issue is aimed at manuscripts that will discuss the molecular mechanisms underlying the production of secondary metabolites in plants. In addition, new approaches for the extraction, identification, and quantification of secondary plant metabolites will be considered. Finally, works on ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, and on phytochemistry and therapeutic response of products of plant origin will be welcome.
Dr. Andrea Mastinu
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- secondary metabolites
- plant communication
- plant metabolome
- chromatographic techniques