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Special Issue "Current Trends in Ginseng Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Graduate School of Biotechnology and Department of Oriental Medicinal Materials and Processing, College of Life Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 17104, Republic of Korea
Interests: new ginseng resource development; ginseng-based nanoparticles; in vitro screening of ginseng materials; cultured roots of mountain ginseng (crmg); novel ginseng compound synthesis and bioconversion; hybrid and cultivar development; ginseng abiotic and biotic stress resistance
Ginseng is the common name for plants in the genus Panax, and the most beneficial phytochemical in the Panax species—ginsenoside—has numerous theraputic benefits. Other pseudo-ginsengs include Dendropanax morbifera, Gynostemma plantphylum, Withania sominifera, Codonopsis lanceolata, Eleutherococcus senticosus, and Panax vietnamensis. These plants are well-known for their adaptogen activities, which have been used to enhance human health since ancient times. While various functional studies have been conducted to prove the traditional beliefs about these plants using evidence-based science, more effort is needed to enhance the therapeutic values with empirical datasets. In addition, various technologies, such as bioconversion and nano-biotechnology, have been applied to address the limitations that exist in the molecular size of ginsenoides and are implicated in various products. For this Special Issue, we welcome studies that present research outcomes on therapeutic applications, ginseng-based nanoparticles, cosmetic applications, novel ginseng resources, ginseng saponins and their bioconversion, and secondary metabolites.
Prof. Dr. Deok Chun Yang
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- Ginseng-based nanoparticles
- Metal nanoparticles
- Novel ginseng resources
- Drug formulations
- Saponins and their conversion
- Mass production