Special Issue "Advances in Ginsenosides 2.0"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural and Bio-inspired Molecules".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 86

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jen-Tsung Chen
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Guest Editor
Department of Life Sciences, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan
Interests: bioactive compounds; chromatography techniques; medicinal plants; phytochemicals; plant biotechnology; plant growth regulators; plant secondary metabolites
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is a continuation of the previous Special Issue “Advances in Ginsenosides”.

Ginsenosides, also known as ginseng saponins or triterpene saponins, are the foremost bioactive constituents of ginseng, which belongs to the genus Panax. The genus name Panax means “all-curing” in Greek, and Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer has been used as a top-grade herb in traditional Chinese medicine and the king of tonic herbs for over 2000 years in oriental countries. Ginseng preparations have a wide range of benefits for human health, including enhancing immune function, improving circulation and vascular function, preventing neurological diseases, modulating metabolism, and improving vitality and health. Ginsenosides are unique to ginseng species, more than 100 ginsenosides have been identified. Ginsenosides have a variety of biological activities, such as neuroprotection, antioxidation, anticancer, antistress, anti-inflammatory, antiaging, antifatigue, cytotoxicity, inhibiting cell apoptosis, and inhibiting platelet aggregation. Recent studies on the therapeutic potential of ginsenosides have revealed the molecular mechanisms of action against cardiovascular diseases, immune-system diseases, and nervous system diseases, as well as their anti-inflammatory activity and modulation of the endocrine system. In brief, ginsenosides possess complicated bioactive effects and regulate multiple metabolic pathways; therefore, their efficacy is interconnected and difficult to clarify.


This Special Issue aims to integrate recent innovative approaches and attempts to make significant progress in the biochemistry of ginsenosides by expanding knowledge on a wide range of topics, including biotechnology, biosynthetic machinery, pharmacological studies, and the application of high-throughput technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics and other related topics. I sincerely invite scientists to contribute both original research articles and reviews on this Special Issue.


Dr. Jen-Tsung Chen
Guest Editor

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  • ginseng
  • ginsenosides
  • pharmacology
  • multi-omics
  • high-throughput technologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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: Methods applied in extracting ginsenosides from Panax ginseng
Authors: Jen-Tsung Chen; Christophe Hano
Affiliation: National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Laboratory of Woody Plants and Crops Biology (LBLGC – INRA USC1328), Orleans University, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2, France

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