Special Issue "Advances in Ginsenosides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: bioactive compounds; chromatography techniques; medicinal plants; phytochemicals; plant biotechnology; plant growth regulators; plant secondary metabolites
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Ginsenosides, also known as ginseng saponins or triterpene saponins, are the foremost bioactive constituents of ginseng which belongs to the Panax genus. The genus name Panax means “all-curing” in Greek, and Panax ginseng Meyer has been used as a top-grade herb in traditional Chinese medicine or the king of tonic for over 2000 years in oriental countries. Ginseng preparation possesses a wide range of benefits on human health, including enhancing immune function, improving circulation and vascular function, prevention of neurological diseases, modulation of metabolism, and improving vitality and health. Ginsenosides are unique to ginseng species, and there are more than 100 ginsenosides that have been identified. Ginsenosides have a variety of biological activities, such as neuroprotection, antioxidation, anticancer, antistress, anti-inflammatory, antiaging, antifatigue, cytotoxicity, inhibiting cell apoptosis, inhibiting platelet aggregation. Recent studies on the therapeutic potential of ginsenosides reveal the molecular mechanisms on cardiovascular diseases, anti-inflammatory, modulation of the endocrine system, immune system diseases, and nervous system diseases. In brief, ginsenosides possess complicated bioactive effects and regulate multiple metabolic pathways, and therefore, their efficacy is interconnected and difficult to be clarified.
This Special Issue aims to integrate recent innovative approaches and attempt to make significant progress in biochemistry of ginsenosides by expanding knowledge on a wide range of topics, including biotechnology, biosynthetic machinery, pharmacognostical and pharmacological studies, 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
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- bioactive compounds
- biosynthetic machinery
- high-throughput technologies