Special Issue "Traditional Medicine – Unraveling Its Molecular Mechanism, Volume 2"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 March 2019)
Prof. Dr. Guido R.M.M. Haenen
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Health Sciences, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Interests: molecular biology; cell biology; biochemistry; analytical chemistry; pharmacy; medical chemistry; clinical pharmacology; toxicology; reactive oxygen species; free radicals; antioxidants; oxidative stress; redox modulation; nutrition; flavonoids; thiols; glutathione; reactive intermediates; lipid peroxidation; kinetics; structure activity relationship; biomarkers
Our first Special Issue on “Traditional Medicine” clearly showed the need to connect Traditional Medicine to Western medicine. The common denominators of the contributions to the first Special Issue are:
- The broadness of the pallet of the bioactives found in Traditional Medicine that reveal new and—from a Western perspective—unexpected and even counterintuitive effects.
- The interplay between the bioactives in herb combinations that proved to boost the therapeutic effects and mitigate adverse effects of traditional medicine.
As the limitations of Western medicine are more realized, the reappraisal of Traditional Medicine can open new avenues for treatments. A major advantage is that Traditional Medicine has developed over several centuries and has therefore matured much more than Western medicine, which only has a relatively short history. For example, the principle of personalized medicine, one of the pillars of Traditional Medicine, was only quite recently adopted by Western Medicine. We hope that the second issue on Traditional Medicine proceeds on the path started with the first issue, and forms a platform for new research to further strengthen the connection of the world of Traditional Medicine to the Western world.
Prof. Dr. Guido Haenen
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