Special Issue "Plant Natural Products for Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Submission of manuscripts is invited to the Special Issue of “Plant Natural Products for Human Health”, which will contain a selection of papers dealing with health-related bioactive substances from plant sources. Original research reports, review articles and commentaries are welcome.
Plant natural products have been used for a long time as medicines against a variety of diseases in the history of mankind, yet the mainstream pharmaceutical market has been dominated by synthetic drugs. However, we have witnessed the advent of global interest in complementary and alternative medicine as well as non-synthetic pharmaceutical products. Substances of plant natural origins have attracted the attention of the pharmaceutical community as a viable source to offer benefits for disease management and health maintenance. As a result, a large number of biologically active plant natural products (such as flavonoids, terpenoids, phenolics, and alkaloids) have been discovered, and many of them are going through different stages of development.
This special issue aims to cover all aspects of bioactive plant natural products including, but not limited to, chemical characterization, in vitro and in vivo activities, clinical effects, mechanism of action, structure-activity relationship, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic properties. Papers dealing with product development of natural nutraceuticals and dietary supplements are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Chun-Tao Che
Prof. Dr. Hongjie Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bioactive plant natural products
- Biological and pharmacological activity
- Plant natural drug discovery and development
- Botanical dietary supplement