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Special Issue "Biological Activity and Applications of Natural Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2020.
Sciences of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Interests: isolation by preparative chromatographic techniques, and identification, by 1D and 2D NMR and MS methods, of biologically active secondary metabolites; analyzing of secondary metabolite profile by GC-MS
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Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Cell Biology. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Interests: i) determination of antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity of secondary metabolites; ii) enzymatic activity.
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Avicenna Tajik State Medical University, Rudaki Avenue 139, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Interests: Natural products; medicinal plants; isolation active compounds; essential oils; biological activity; cytotoxicity; antioxidants; chromatography; sorption; adsorbents; drug discovery.
Natural compounds, also known as secondary metabolites, obtained from terrestrial or marine species, are a research focal point, both from the point of view of isolation and structural characterization of new molecules that can be valuable scaffolds, as well as from the point of view of applications of these molecules in the pharmaceutical (e.g., to treat cancer, cardiovascular and infectious), food (e.g. as additive), cosmetic (e.g. as proposal of smart-aging), and environmental industries, among others.
As Guest Editors of this Special Issue of Applied Sciences “Biological Activity and Applications of Natural Compounds”, we invite you to provide original research contributions, as well as review articles, related with pure and completely characterized secondary metabolites from plants, seaweed, and sponges. Specifically, this issue will focus on the potential of these metabolites as therapeutic agents (due to their in vitro and in vivo antitumor, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-neurodegenerative, antimicrobial, and anti-aging activities) as well as environmental health agents and nutraceuticals.
We look forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Ana M. L Seca
Prof. Dr. Laila M. Moujir
Prof. Dr. Farukh Sharopov
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- Natural compounds
- industrial applications
- drug discovery
- environmental health
- structure-activity relationship
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Structural Requirements for Antimicrobial Activity of Phenolic nor-Triterpenes from Celastraceae species
Authors: Laila Moujira, Manuel R. Lópeza, Ignacio A. Jiménezb, Isabel L. Bazzocchib
Title: Hydroxyl or Methoxyl Chalcone and Flavanone Derivatives: Synthesis and Biological Applications
Authors: Gonçalo P. Rosa, Ana M. L. Seca, Maria do Carmo Barreto, Artur M. S. Silva and Diana C. G. A. Pinto