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Toxicology and Pharmacology of Natural Products

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: 25 September 2024 | Viewed by 656

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School of Chinese Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: bioactive compounds; traditional Chinese herbs; cancer; metabolic diseases; pharmacology; toxicology
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School of Chinese Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: therapeutic effect and toxicity of Chinese medicine in the treatment of cancer and diabetes, especially hepatocellular carcinoma; bioinformatics in genomic studies

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School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Interests: exploring the intervention effects and mechanisms of medicinal and food plants on alcoholic liver disease and metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, especially focusing on the regulation of immunity and the intestinal flora in metabolic diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the global health landscape continues to evolve, the intersection between pharmacology and the toxicology of natural products has gained significant attention. Natural products, derived from various sources such as plants, fungi, bacteria, and marine organisms, have historically been a foundation for the discovery and development of therapeutic agents. These bioactive compounds offer a rich scope of chemical diversity, providing promising avenues for medical research and drug development. However, alongside their potential therapeutic benefits, it is crucial to evaluate and understand the toxicological aspects of these natural compounds to ensure their safe and effective use. This Special Issue seeks to provide insights into the pharmacology and toxicology of natural products. It aims to illuminate both their potential as therapeutic agents and the safety considerations that accompany their use.

We welcome original research articles and reviews that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Pharmacological properties of natural products;
  • Toxicological evaluations of natural products;
  • Drug discovery from natural sources;
  • Interactions between natural products and pharmaceuticals;
  • Advancements in analytical techniques and ethnopharmacological approaches;
  • Regulatory and ethical considerations;
  • Case studies and clinical trials.

Prof. Dr. Yibin Feng
Dr. Cheng Zhang
Dr. Sha Li
Guest Editors

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  • pharmacology
  • toxicology
  • natural products
  • Chinese medicine
  • drug discovery
  • safety assessment
  • ethnopharmacology
  • analytical techniques
  • regulatory frameworks

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