Special Issue "Advances in Natural Products for Antimicrobial and Antiviral Therapy"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Biopharmaceutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 373

Special Issue Editors

Department of Microbiolgy, Faculty of Medicine “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș, 38 Gheorghe Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureș, 540139 Mureș, Romania
Interests: bacteriology; molecular biology; mycology; virology; antimicrobial activity
Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș, 38 Gheorghe Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureș, 540139 Mureș, Romania
Interests: natural compounds; wood byproducts; nanomaterials; bioactivity; antimicrobial; antioxidant
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One of the great problems and challenges of the medical world is the treatment of infections associated with multiresistant bacteria. Thus, classical therapeutic options are limited and alternative antimicrobial strategies are needed. There is consistent evidence that natural products (for example, global extracts or fractions, essential oils, or isolated secondary metabolites) have antimicrobial activity that involves the inhibition of microbial virulence and the potential for action against resistant strains. Therefore, many new antimicrobial drugs derived from plant compounds are widely recommended by experts. Their use in combination with conventional antibiotics can give a synergistic effect with superior properties. Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue is to gather information to advance the understanding of phytocompounds with antimicrobial activity or with antivirulence activity, focusing on the identification and description of new molecules and their potential biological applications.

Dr. Adrian Man
Dr. Corneliu Tanase
Guest Editors

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  • medicinal plants
  • natural products
  • essential oils
  • secondary metabolites
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • antiviral
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • drug discovery
  • preclinical research
  • virulence gene expression

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