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Special Issue "Cinnamic Acids and Analogs: Food and Health Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: Drug discovery; Nanomedicine; ADME-Tox; Neurodegenerative; Liver and infectious diseases; Antioxidants
Interests: Analytical methods; Electroanalysis; Nanotechnology; Bioactive compounds
Cinnamic acids (CAs) are a remarkable class of secondary metabolites ubiquitously distributed across multiple sources in nature. The chemical scaffold of CAs can be found in a vast number of naturally-occurring and synthetic bioactive molecules, which makes it a privileged structure for food applications and drug discovery. The academic community has become increasingly interested in studying the effects of Cas, discovering promising bioactivities that go beyond their established role as antioxidants. In this context, CAs may provide a versatile chemical building block to develop safe and low-cost functional foods, nutraceuticals, additives, and drug candidates for therapy. This Special Issue aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform for scientists to publish reviews or original research concerning CAs and derivatives thereof. From the study and analysis of natural sources to the development of drug-like synthetic derivatives, we encourage contributions on all aspects of the chemistry and bioactivity of CAs that make substantial advances within this field.
Prof. Fernanda Borges
Prof. Jorge Garrido
Dr. Tiago Barros Silva
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Cinnamic acids
- Natural products
- Functional food
- Drug discovery
- Food applications
- Health applications