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Special Issue "Natural Medicines, Functional Foods and Nutrients for Healthcare"

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 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yoshikazu Higami
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Molecular Pathology and Metabolic Disease, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan
Interests: Aging; obesity; healthy life expectancy; fat cells; breast cancer
Dr. Masaki Kobayashi
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Molecular Pathology & Metabolic Disease, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan
Interests: caloric restriction; aging; obesity; energy metabolism; metabolic disorders; functional foods; metabolic organs; mitochondrial peptidases; autophagy
Dr. Akira Sato
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Guest Editor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan
Interests: cell death; necrosis, apoptosis; cancer drug resistance; non-coding RNA

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Healthcare is recognized as a scientific field and action related to maintaining or restoring physical and mental health. Today, we human beings are exposed to various stresses, and our health is threatened by diverse diseases such as cancer, metabolic disorders, age-related diseases, infectious diseases, and psychiatric disorders. There is the oriental philosophy that “medicine and food have a common origin”. We think this philosophy/concept is important for achieving healthcare. This Special Issue “Natural Medicines, Functional Foods and Nutrients for Healthcare” welcomes submissions of original articles, reviews, communications, and perspectives on natural medicines, functional foods, and nutrients for healthcare. This Special Issue focuses on natural medicines, functional foods, and nutrients in relation to healthcare, preventive medicine, and therapy by addressing the following subjects (not an exhaustive list):

  • Chemical properties, physical properties, and structure of natural medicines, food components, and nutrients;
  • Biochemical, biological, and physiological actions of natural medicines, functional foods, and nutrients;
  • Toxicological response to natural medicines, functional foods, and nutrients;
  • Clinical and population studies using natural medicines, functional foods, and nutrients.

This Special Issue aims to bring together the results of fundamental and applied research into healthcare and biologically active natural medicines, functional food ingredients, and nutrients.

Prof. Dr. Yoshikazu Higami
Dr. Masaki Kobayashi
Dr. Akira Sato
Guest Editors

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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. 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.

Keywords

  • natural medicine
  • functional food
  • nutrients
  • healthcare
  • prevention medicine
  • cancer
  • metabolic disorders
  • age-related diseases
  • infectious diseases
  • psychiatric disorders

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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