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The Medicinal Mechanism of Natural Products in Cancer Therapies

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 86

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science & Technology, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Interests: natural product; therapeutics; health promotion; nutraceuticals; metabolomics; medicinal chemistry; innovative technology (artificial intelligence and machine learning)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of drug discovery is a dynamic process that involves the design and screening of bioactive compounds. This can be achieved through targeted approaches based on specific molecular targets, the identification of active ingredients derived from traditional medicine, or even serendipitous discovery. Both forward and reverse pharmacology methodologies necessitate a profound understanding of the molecular processes underlying various pathological conditions and diseases. Moreover, comprehensive knowledge of specific protein targets and the impact of drug binding on protein conformation and activity is essential.

In this context, the Special Issue at hand aims to highlight recent studies dedicated to exploring natural products as therapeutic agents for the prevention and treatment of human diseases. The primary focus is on unraveling the molecular mode of action and identifying protein targets for both drugs and natural compounds. Additionally, understanding the involvement of cellular pathways is crucial in comprehending how these substances modify and modulate specific functions during drug development and clinical trials.

We look forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Clement G. Yedjou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • natural product
  • phytochemicals
  • protein–ligand interaction
  • mechanism of action
  • drug discovery
  • prevention
  • treatment

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