Special Issue "The Study of Plant Compounds in Antioxidant Activity and Anticancer Activity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2023) | Viewed by 11004
Interests: biopolymers’ biosynthesis by microorganism strains; isolation, purification, characterization and quantification of active compounds from culture media, vegetal materials, biological fluids; methods development and validation; determination of antioxidant properties of active compounds from ex vivo, in vitro and in vivo media
Interests: development of new separation/identification methods of organic and inorganic, natural or synthetic compounds; drugs and biopolymers using HPLC-ESI-MS; Gas-Chromatography or Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS)
Interests: cell culture techniques; in vitro biocompatibility/cytotoxicity and intracellular antioxidant activity of active compounds and polymeric materials; biological activity of natural compounds; biochemical assays; ELISA and molecular biology
The study of plant compounds with therapeutic properties dates back to ancient times. However, every research group that studies the extraction, purification, identification, and quantification of these compounds, with each study conducted, discovers new facts, which through existing analysis techniques, always confirm the antioxidant and anticancer properties of these valuable compounds. The most interesting aspect of plant extracts is the study of the existing compounds’ synergistic effects compared to the isolated compounds’ effects. Furthermore, the antioxidant and anticancer activities are different for the individual compounds compared to the extraction mixture. Another important aspect in standard and complementary therapies using plants’ natural compounds is the way of their delivery in the human body, without modifying their therapeutic properties. Furthermore, their controlled release in effective therapeutic concentrations must be achieved in order to provide efficient therapeutic response in different types of cancer.
We are pleased to invite you to contribute with valuable research in the field of plant extracts and the determination of their biologically active properties, as well as efficient delivery systems of natural compounds. This Special Issue aims to highlight recent advances in biologically active properties of plant compounds and their delivery systems suitable for efficient therapeutic effects.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following: plant compounds extraction, purifications, identifications and quantifications, also in delivery systems that are able to transport the active compounds in the human body with antioxidant and anticancer properties preservation.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Anca Roxana Petrovici
Dr. Mihaela Silion
Dr. Natalia Simionescu
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- delivery and controlled-release systems for plant compounds
- plant compounds used for smart medical devices
- anticancer properties of plant compounds
- antimicrobial properties of plant compounds
- antioxidant properties of plant compounds
- drug targeting using plant compounds
- drug design using plant compounds
- physiological and biochemical effects of plant compounds on the body
- plant compounds–receptor interaction