Special Issue "Phytochemicals with actions on the Central Nervous System"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2009)
Dr. Sonia Tucci
School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, Eleanor Rathbone Building, Bedford Street South, Liverpool, L37 2LE, UK
Fax: +44 151 794 2945
Interests: behavioural neuroscience; psychopharmacology; neurochemical correlates of behaviour; mechanisms of appetite regulation; brain cannabinoid function in relation to appetite and body weight regulation
The proposed special edition will focus on the positive effects of plants and plant extracts that possess action on the central nervous system (CNS). The effect of plant extracts as appetite regulators, adaptogens, stimulants, hallucinogens, analgesics, anxiolytics, antidepressants and neuroprotectors will be examined. The issue will include anatomical and functional interactions and it is going to focus in both behavioural as well as cellular mechanisms. The edition will start with a brief comment on the field and review of the main areas of research in which these interactions are under current investigation. Where possible clinical as well as basic experimental science will be included. These chapter headings and content are designed to appeal to the largest possible audience within this field (academic, industrial and clinical), but also to prevent overlap and repetition
Sonia Tucci, Ph. D.