Special Issue "Discovery, Metabolism and Potential Bio-Activities of Natural Products in Traditional Medicine 2024"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2024 | Viewed by 165

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jiangbo He
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Guest Editor
School of Medicine, Kunming University, Kunming, 650208, China
Interests: isolation and identification of plant and microbial natural products
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Traditional medicine is a precious commodity accumulated by the struggle between human beings and nature. A large number of studies have found that natural products in traditional medicines contain active substances that treat diseases. Many of those natural products are being developed into clinical drugs or used as lead compounds for drug design and synthesis. With the development of modern separation technology, more and more trace natural products or metabolites have been discovered and identified. Moreover, it is well-known that the bioavailability and metabolic characteristics of natural products in vivo are an important basis for their biological activities. In addition, the exploration of the potential biological activities of those natural products is conducive to their further drug development and application. Therefore, this Special Issue is expected to collect original works or reviews on the latest advances and prospects of discovery, metabolism and potential bio-activities of natural products in traditional medicine. With this Special Issue, we hope to publish research results that will further promote people's understanding of the properties of the natural products isolated from traditional medicine and to contribute to the development of drugs based on those natural products.

Prof. Dr. Shengbao Cai
Prof. Dr. Jiangbo He
Guest Editors

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  • traditional medicine
  • natural product
  • bioaccessibility and bioavailability
  • bioactivity evaluation
  • metabolism

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