Special Issue "Antioxidants and Antimicrobial Compounds from Natural Sources"
A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Interests: bilirubin detection; bilirubin metabolism, bilirubin membrane transport; anthocyanin bioavailability; polyphenol metabolites
Plants, animals and microorganisms synthetize metabolites with redox and/or antimicrobial activities. This Special Issue focuses on antioxidant compounds from natural sources that also have antimicrobial activities. The goal is to present success stories of identification, isolation, chemical and biological characterization of metabolites that offer the perspective to improve the management of food contamination, animal and human infection. This issue welcomes contributions that discuss about the rationale that lead to the discovery of antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds, the methods that enabled to characterize them as bioactive towards specific microbial agents and the advantage they offer over other antimicrobial drugs. Contributions describing the impact of natural compounds on the human or animal microbiome are accepted with interest. Systematic reviews of the literature, QSAR studies, multi- and interdisciplinary studies, technology reports, and accounts about individual or team endeavors on natural compound research are also most welcomed.
Dr. Sabina Passamonti
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- natural compounds
- redox activity
- antiviral activity
- anti-bacterial activity
- anti-fungal activity
- anti-parasite activity
- chemical characterization
- anti-microbial characterization
- redox biology