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Plant Bioactive Compounds: Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Anticancer 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 November 2024 | Viewed by 301

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Department of Technical and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Food Engineering, Tourism and Environmental Protection, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, 310330 Arad, Romania
Interests: phytochemicals; health, analytical, and natural product chemistry; peptides and proteins; drug discovery; drug delivery systems; synthesis/green synthesis of biologically active molecules and nanoparticles
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant-derived bioactive compounds serve as crucial components for pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, and traditional medicine. Understanding the intricate molecular processes associated with the health-promoting properties of these diverse bioactive compounds is essential for developing targeted products.

This particular Special Issue is dedicated to recent research that explores the acquisition, identification, and utilization of bioactive compounds. The primary focus is on elucidating the molecular mechanisms and cellular pathways implicated in conditions such as metabolic diseases, skin disorders, cancer, and more. Contributions that furnish insights into the molecular targets of these compounds, their impact at the cellular, organ, and organism levels, and their modulation of various cellular pathways and functions are highly encouraged.

The objective of this Special Issue is to unravel the molecular foundations underlying the incorporation of phytochemicals in pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, as well as in the development of new drugs. The scope spans from laboratory research to preclinical applications, emphasizing a comprehensive understanding of the molecular basis for these compounds in promoting human health.

IJMS focuses on molecular studies in biology and chemistry, with a strong emphasis on molecular biology and molecular medicine.

Substances without clear ingredients, such as complex prescriptions, crude extracts, and herbal mixtures, are not considered.

Papers that only contain clinical trials/data are not acceptable for publication in IJMS.

Prof. Dr. Dana Maria Copolovici
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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  • anticancer
  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • bioactive compounds
  • chemical biology
  • molecular biology
  • metabolic diseases
  • nutrition.

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