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Recent Research of Phytochemicals in Health and Disease

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: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 170

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Nephrology Department, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Interests: chemical signaling; chemical compounds with bioactive properties such as phytochemicals and pheromones; influences of exposure to phytochemicals and pheromones on physiological conditions

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Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
Interests: translational medicine; drug discovery; public health; neural signaling and synaptic transmission in the central nervous system; functional organization of the olfactory and limbic system; cellular and network mechanisms of brain function and dysfunction studied with electrophysiological, optical, anatomical, and pharmacological methods
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Department of Biological Sciences, Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
Interests: olfactory, gustatory, and visual cues and signaling, as studied with anatomical (transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy); behavioral and electrophysiological approaches

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although phytochemicals have been used for medical practices for thousands of years, recently, their biological effects have been determined in detail at the molecular and gene expression level. We still need published scientific evidence to enhance our understanding of their effects and side effects in order to improve our health and recover from injuries and diseases.

Phytochemicals can be used in multiple ways, e.g., as drugs, drug carriers, supplements to suppress the degradation of drugs, or supplements to improve or maintain our health. In this Special Issue, “Recent Research of Phytochemicals in Health and Disease”, we invite papers that focus on the effects/side effects of phytochemicals, delivery methods and formulation of phytochemicals to enhance their effects, effects on brain function (anxiety, cognitive function, etc.), regeneration and wound healing, and treatment and/or prevention from diseases. Papers can also focus on the use of phytochemicals as drugs, as supplements for drugs to improve the effects of drugs, and as supplements to improve or maintain healthy conditions. To what extent phytochemicals contribute to our health Finally, there are phytochemicals with psychoactive effects, along with others that evoke allergic reactions, digestive problems, and/or fatigue. All of these topics can be addressed in original papers or reviews.

Dr. Sachiko Koyama
Prof. Dr. Thomas Heinbockel
Prof. Dr. Vonnie Shields
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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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Keywords

  • phytochemicals with bioactive properties
  • health, brain function, regeneration, wound healing, treatment, and prevention of diseases
  • delivery routes and delivery methods
  • formulation of phytochemicals to overcome their hydrophobic nature and enhance their stability
  • drugs, supplements to drugs, and supplements for health maintenance
  • nourishment and phytochemicals
  • drug side effects
  • COVID-19

Published Papers

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