Special Issue "Plant-Based Biomolecules—Potential Effects on Degenerative Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2020).
Interests: food chemistry; infrared spectroscopy; food biochemistry; food science; plant physiology; antioxidants; polyphenols; anthocyanins; high pressure liquid chromatography
Interests: phenolic compounds; anthocyanins; melanoma; chromatography; food chemistry
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Today, a wide number studies are focused on finding methods for degenerative disease prevention. It is generally accepted that due to their high content in phytochemicals, especially polyphenols, fruits and vegetables from a daily diet are preventing a vast array of human diseases, including cancers and diabetes. Incontrovertible evidence regarding various health benefits from including polyphenols in human diet has been presented by many researchers in studies made in the last decade. Currently, the potential health benefits of these molecules are strongly related to their powerful antioxidant activity. Latter studies involving plant biomolecules-based extracts carried in vitro, and in vivo, together with epidemiological studies, have accounted for these pigments’ potentially anticarcinogenic properties.
This Special Issue of Biomolecules entitled “Plant-Based Biomolecules—Potential Effects on Degenerative Diseases” welcomes original research and reviews with a particular focus on the extraction and phytochemical characterization of plant biomolecules, including polyphenols, flavonoids, or anthocyanidins, and their potential use as prevention vectors for degenerative diseases, including cancer or diabetes.
Prof. Dr. Carmen Socaciu
Dr. Zorita Diaconeasa
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biomolecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- bioactive compounds
- degenerative diseases
- health benefits
- plant pigments