Special Issue "Natural Products and Their Modifications as Agents Used in the Fight against Pathogens"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 190

Special Issue Editor

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, Chałubińskiego 4, 50-368 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: flavonoid; natural compounds; biological activity; anticancer activity; antioxidant activity; chalcone; multidrug-resistant pathogens; food science; antimicrobial agents; cytotoxicity assays; amyloid; Crohn's disease; AIEC; biofilm
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The problem of the resistance of bacterial strains to commercially available antibiotics keeps clinicians around the world awake at night. Therefore, the search for new compounds of natural origin is crucial in solving this problem. It is crucial that these products simultaneously protect the intestinal microbiota, which plays a huge role in maintaining the health of the entire body.     

Various extracts of natural origin show biological activity at a different levels, and at the same time have a protective effect on the intestinal microbiota. It is important to choose such chemical modifications that increase antimicrobial activity, and at the same time support our immune system and have anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative properties.               

Therefore, articles that compare the biological activity of pathogenic strains and/or intestinal microbiota in the presence of natural compounds/compounds used in medicine in various chemical modifications will be of interest here. Manuscripts examining the effect of plant extracts themselves and pure compounds or their combinations dominant in the plant will also be of interest.              

Extracts and their main components obtained as a result of chemical modifications and biotransformations seem to be the future in the fight against infections caused by multidrug-resistant strains.

Dr. Anna Duda-Madej
Guest Editor

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  • plant extract
  • natural compounds
  • multidrug-resistant strains
  • intestinal microbiota
  • chemical modyfication
  • biotransformation

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