Special Issue "The Toxicity of Natural Products"


A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jia-You Fang
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Chang Gung University, Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
E-Mail: fajy@mail.cgu.edu.tw
Phone: +886 3 2118800ext5521
Fax: +886 3 2118236
Interests: pharmaceutics; natural products; dermatology; nanotechnology; drug delivery; pharmacokinetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural products are chemical compounds or substances produced by a living organism - found in nature that usually has a pharmacological or biological activity for use in pharmaceutical drug discovery and drug design. Although the natural products or medicines are beneficial by their pharmacological activities, some products may produce the toxicity and adverse effect to the body. Toxicity can refer to the effect on a whole organism, such as an animal, bacterium, or plant, as well as the effect on a substructure of the organism, such as a cell or an organ, such as the liver. On the other hand, the natural agents can show the therapeutic effect by exhibiting the toxicity to the pernicious cells or materials. Hence the natural products as the toxins may show dual roles, depending on the targets for treatment. Many researches have systematically studied the toxicity of natural products in recent years. This special issue would focus on any aspects about the toxic effects induced by the natural products. The toxicity of natural products against cancer cells, viruses, germs, or bacteria is also welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Jia-You Fang
Guest Editor


  • natural products
  • toxin
  • toxicity
  • pharmacological activity
  • in vitro
  • in vivo

Published Papers (3 papers)

by ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(9), 2289-2332; doi:10.3390/toxins2092289
Received: 12 August 2010; in revised form: 2 September 2010 / Accepted: 13 September 2010 / Published: 20 September 2010
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by , , , ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(8), 1943-1962; doi:10.3390/toxins2081943
Received: 3 June 2010; in revised form: 15 July 2010 / Accepted: 26 July 2010 / Published: 29 July 2010
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Toxins 2010, 2(7), 1676-1689; doi:10.3390/toxins2071676
Received: 28 April 2010; in revised form: 23 June 2010 / Accepted: 25 June 2010 / Published: 28 June 2010
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Last update: 5 March 2014

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