Special Issue "Anti-inflammatory Agents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2017)
Prof. Dr. Muraleedharan G. Nair
Senior Associate to the Dean College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg. 1066 Bogue St., Room 420 East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Interests: bioactive natural products; Cancer; obesity; type-2 diabetes; inflammation; antioxidant; botanical drugs; phytomedicine; nutraceutical; functional food; herbal medicine; spices
Intermediates and products of inflammatory pathways play a significant role in the onset of several illnesses, such as arthritis, cancer, obesity, type-2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. More than a decade has passed with little or no progress in developing new anti-inflammatory drugs. Several functional food agents and natural products have reported to possess anti-inflammatory activities. However, the mechanism of action and in vivo efficacy of these compounds were not studied enough to consider their potential use as therapeutic or functional food agents or use as anti-inflammatory agents. The time is upon us again, and the urgent need to focus on developing novel anti-inflammatory agents since it can mitigate pain and suffering for many. This Special Issue intends to provide a venue to share and discuss current state of the mechanistic approaches and discovery of next generation anti-inflammatory agents, both natural and synthetic.
Prof. Dr. Muraleedharan G. Nair
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- Cyclooxygenase enzyme inhibitors
- Inflammation signaling inhibitors
- tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)
- G-protein coupled receptor kinases (GRKs)
- Bioactive compounds
- Botanical agents
- Functional food agents
- Alternative medicine