Special Issue "Natural Products in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Outcomes of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: carcinogenesis; disease mechanisms; apoptosis; epigenetics; oxidative stress; natural products; experimental therapeutics; drug development; disease prevention; disease biomarkers
Although it is commonly accepted that natural products can promote health and prevent disease, quite a bit of scepticism exists (among the public and in the scientific community) about their usage. This is primarily because of a lack of proper documentation of their safety due to an insufficient understanding of their mode of action, as well as a lack of target specificity, since they can induce a plethora of biological effects involving various targets in many cellular cascades. For this reason, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide the state-of-the art as to how these compounds exert their health-promoting and disease-preventing properties in various physiologically relevant in vitro and/or in vivo models currently used in an experimental setting.
Potential authors are invited to contribute research and/or review manuscripts that bring together the latest research findings on this topic. In particular, emphasis is placed on mechanistic studies delineating the underlined pathways by which natural products exert their health-promoting and/or disease preventing properties. In addition, their potential benefit in the context of nutritional therapy (i.e. acting as single therapeutic agents or in combination with other established clinical therapeutic strategies) is also of interest. Finally, of great importance are manuscripts focusing on the area(s) of utilizing nutrigenomic/nutriepigenomic approaches in identifying key targets and/or cellular pathways involved in disease chemoprevention and/or health maintenance/promotion induced by natural products.
Prof. Mihalis Panagiotidis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- natural products
- free radicals
- oxidative stress
- nutritional biomarkers
- nutritional intervention
- nutritional therapy
- molecular nutrition
- biochemical nutrition