Therapeutic Effects of Natural Products on Human Diseases: 2nd Edition

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2025 | Viewed by 110

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Department of Nano-Bioengineering, Incheon National University, Incheon, Republic of Korea
Interests: natural products; natural extracts; cancer; neurodegenerative diseases; immunological disorders; metabolic diseases; oriental medicine; micro-organisms; algae; functional foods
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Dear Colleagues,

Natural products are compounds or substances produced by living organisms that are found in nature. Since natural sources are considered potential resources for developing lead compounds in drug discovery, a significant number of studies have focused on finding new therapeutic effects of natural products on human diseases, such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, immunological disorders, and metabolic diseases.

This Special Issue, entitled “Therapeutic Effects of Natural Products on Human Diseases”, welcomes submissions of either research manuscripts or scientific reviews covering the therapeutic effects of various natural products (plants, microorganisms, algae, foods, animals, etc.) on human diseases. Importantly, mechanistic studies evaluated by in vitro and/or in vivo experiments to identify major molecules and/or cellular pathways of targeted therapeutic action of natural compounds should be involved.

Prof. Dr. Seung Ho Lee
Guest Editor

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  • natural products
  • natural extracts
  • cancer
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • immunological disorders
  • metabolic diseases
  • oriental medicine
  • microorganisms
  • algae
  • functional foods

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