Special Issue "Antibiodegenerative and Antimicrobial Effects of Natural Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 5291
Interests: phytochemistry; phytotherapy; phytochemical analysis; biological and pharmacological effects of phytoconstituents
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An important motivation for the new Special Issue on antibiodegenerative and antimicrobial agents is the ever-growing interest in phytochemical, bioanalytical, and pharmacological studies of antioxidant components of natural origin involved in complex cellular anti-inflammatory mechanisms. The results of numerous in vitro and in vivo experiments published in the last decade confirm the influence of cytokines and other biological factors on the inflammatory response and activation of the immune system, which can induce tissue damage and organ degeneration. Based on antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecular mechanisms, some natural constituents, especially plant phenolics, have proved to be effective hepato-, neuro-, and cardioprotective agents. They can also inhibit vascular atheromatosis and prevent carcinogenesis, which is of importance in the development of medicinal products recommended for age-related diseases. In addition, natural products are now being used as effective antimicrobial agents for the prevention and treatment of external and internal illnesses.
As a Guest Editor, I encourage the researchers to submit review papers and original studies showing novel aspects of the phytochemical, biomedical, and microbiological analysis of natural products. Articles from the aforementioned disciplines and studies describing new pharmacological mechanisms of antibiodegenerative effects shown by natural components are also welcome.
Dr. Grażyna Zgórka
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- antibiodegenerative agents
- natural products
- phytochemical and biomedical analysis
- molecular mechanisms and targets