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Plant Metabolites with Pro-cognitive and Neuroprotective Effects

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: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 114

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Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Interests: liquid chromatography; planar chromatography; micellar chromatography; bioactive compounds; QRARs; QSA(P)Rs; pharmacokinetics; blood brain barrier
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Dear Colleagues,

Neurodegenerative diseases constitute a growing health issue within aging populations worldwide. It is estimated that the number of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease alone was more than 35 million in 2012, and this will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050. Therefore, one of the key research requirements is to search for new treatment strategies of neurodegenerative diseases with cognitive impairment, as well as new substances, especially those originating from the plant kingdom that may have pro-cognitive and/or neuroprotective properties.

The main objective of this Special Issue is to identify plant-derived compounds with proven pro-cognitive and/or neuroprotective effects based on a spectrum of in silico (computational), non-cell-based in vitro (biomimetic), in vitro, in vivo, post-mortem and other methods, with an emphasis on the molecular mechanism responsible for CNS effects.

Dr. Katarzyna E. Stȩpnik
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  • neuroprotection
  • cognitive impairment
  • plant secondary metabolites
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • memory deficits
  • ADME

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