Special Issue "Bioactive Natural Compounds against Animal and Human Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 6119
Interests: nutraceuticals; biochemical assays; cancer cell line; confocal microscopy; extraction of natural products; chemoprevention; cell proliferation; green chemistry; biochemistry; nutritional biochemistry
Interests: brassicaceae; glucosinolates; green chemistry; extraction and purification of bioactive molecules
Interests: honeybee; pathogens; microbiology; molecular biology; antimicrobials; bacterial infectious disease; zoonosis; antimicrobial resistance; nosemosis; bee viral disease; bee health
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Natural compounds include secondary metabolites that can originate from microorganisms, animals and plants. Plants, in particular, are a major source of phytochemicals, such as glucosinolates, glycoalkaloids, phenolics, anthocyanins, and organic acids, which exhibit antimicrobial activities against a wide range of animal and human pathogens. For each class of these bioactive molecules, several mechanisms of action in inhibiting the growth of pathogens such as fungi and bacteria are involved: the destabilization and permeabilization of membranes, the inhibition of microbial enzymes, and direct actions on microbial metabolism. The antimicrobial activity of bioactive natural compounds can also be related to blocking the adherence of pathogens to epithelial cells, which is a prerequisite for the colonisation and infection of many bacteria.
Bioactive natural compounds may have important applications in the future as natural antimicrobial agents for the agri-food and food industry as well as therapeutic drugs. The use of natural products for the treatment and prevention of many human, animal and insect diseases has received increasing attention, especially when considering the emerging problems related to pathogen drug resistance, drug safety and residue persistence in treated animal products (e.g., meat, milk and honey). The influence of dietary nutraceuticals on human, animal and insect microbiota could also play a fundamental role in nutrition, health and chronic inflammatory diseases of microbial origin.
We are pleased to invite you to submit to this Special Issue of Biomolecules, titled “Bioactive Natural Compounds Active against Animal and Human Pathogens”.
This Special Issue aims to provide a representation of the new trends of bioactive compounds possibly involved in the defence of animal or human health against pathogens. The Special Issue will cover a selection of current research topics, including but not limited to the following: (a) bioactive compounds active against animal pathogens, (b) bioactive compounds active against human pathogens, and (c) bioactive compounds’ influences on animal and human microbiota and their effects on related diseases. Original articles as well as focused reviews and viewpoints devoted but not restricted to understanding the in-depth mechanisms and possible applications of bioactive natural compounds in animal and human health are welcome.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Eleonora Pagnotta
Dr. Luisa Ugolini
Dr. Giovanni Cilia
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- Natural compounds
- Antimicrobial agents
- Human pathogens
- Animal pathogens
- Insect pathogens
- Therapeutic tools