Special Issue "Botanicals: Bioactive Molecules and Therapeutic Properties for Human Health 2023"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2024 | Viewed by 3138
Interests: natural products chemistry; bioactive secondary metabolites; organic synthesis; medicinal chemistry; anticancer agents; antibacterial agents; peptide natural products; bioactive heterocycles; siderophores; polyphenols
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Interests: natural product drug discovery; bioactive plant metabolites; chemical synthesis; medicinal chemistry; anticancer/antibacterial drugs; bioactive heterocycles; inflammatory drug discovery
Historically, phytochemicals and their structural derivatives have played a major role in treating many illnesses. Secondary metabolites from plants exhibit a wide range of health benefits and have led to the development of various therapeutic agents and nutraceutical formulations. Modern scientific methods enable scientists to identify, and quantify the active components found in various medicinal plants and herbal remedies. Moreover, analytical techniques are useful for the isolation and structure determination of these low-molecular-weight medicinal phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are structurally fascinating, and scientists show great interest in better understanding their medicinal properties. Once the bioactive components in plant materials have been identified, these natural compounds and their structural analogs can be further developed into therapeutically promising leads. Chemical and biological approaches allow scientists to investigate the chemical diversity and medicinal properties of phytochemicals. Additionally, medicinal chemists utilize various approaches, including chemical synthesis, molecular modeling, and structure-based drug design to improve the physiochemical properties, desired bioactivity, and in vivo metabolism of drug leads. Medicinal chemistry research also provides new knowledge about the mode of action of drug leads. This Special Issue aims to highlight the discovery of novel and medicinally important botanicals, and scientific approaches available to uncover new plant metabolites and their analogs with therapeutic potential. For this Special Issue, we are inviting research articles on the following topics: (a) isolation of new structural classes of botanicals; (b) chemical synthesis of botanicals and their derivatives; and (c) medicinal chemistry and biological evaluation of botanicals. We are also extending the invitation to experts from the above-mentioned areas of research to contribute review articles to this Special Issue.
Dr. Sabesan Yoganathan
Dr. Leonard Barasa
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- isolation/characterization of plant metabolites
- biosynthesis of medicinal botanicals
- chemical synthesis of botanicals, biological activity screening of botanicals
- medicinal chemistry evaluation of botanicals
- application of computational methods to study bioactive botanicals
- phytochemical-derived drug leads