Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds in Horticultural Plants"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Developmental Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2022 | Viewed by 1176
Interests: bioactive compounds in horticultural plants; adsorption studies of some organic pollutants on mesoporous activated carbon; UV-Vis and steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy; quantum chemistry
Interests: fruit and nut crops breeding; collecting, evaluation and conservation of plant genetic resources; plant propagation; sustainable and organic horticulture; bioactive compounds
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The plant kingdom is a source of essential nutrients, and also provides constituents with biological activity for human and animal bodies. A wide variety of compounds and complexes participate in processes that maintain the integrity of the vegetal organism, and can have functions in human and animal organisms in equal measure. The Special Issue "Bioactive compounds in horticultural plants" aims to present a comprehensive analysis of plants as bioactive compounds sources, to identify the vegetal organs in which they are found at the highest level and the timing of their maximum availability. It will highlight the structural and functional diversity of biologically active compounds, the established synergistic or antagonistic relationships, and how the isolation of some components could affect their activity.
Another concern is the role that bioactive compounds play in the body as antioxidants, protectors of the structural, functional, and energetic components; adjuvants of physiological processes; their antiviral and antimicrobial properties, as well as the role of an activator/suppressor of enzymatic systems or genes.
Studies on non-beneficial actions (antinutrient activity or interaction with drugs), the prooxidant role they may play in certain circumstances, and alterations in the activity of the biomolecule as a result of treatments during extraction or processing protocols are also of interest.
Bioactive compounds remain among the most studied plant components, and understanding the relationships between them and those related to the reaction environment can clarify problems related to their activity, the success of isolation and quantification, and the study of biological activity both in vitro and in vivo.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the perspectives of an unlimited research field that offers solutions or models for optimal achievement of the benefits possessed by the plant kingdom.
Dr. Loredana Elena Elena Vijan
Prof. Dr. Mihai Botu
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- bioactive compounds in horticultural plants
- extraction techniques
- processing technologies
- prooxidant effect