Special Issue "Silymarin and Derivatives: From Biosynthesis to Health Benefits"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: lipids metabolism; cancers; chemoresistance; inflammation; bioactive molecules; degenerative diseases
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Numerous epidemiological studies show that some nutrients may protect against vascular diseases, cancers, degenerative diseases, and associated inflammatory effects. Among these compounds, flavonolignans are a family of natural products present in plants, composed of a flavonoid moiety and a phenylpropanoid or lignan part, that could contribute to the development of new strategies to fight various modern pathologies. In this context, one of the most important compounds among flavonolignans is silymarin which is extracted from milk thistle seeds and could act as a chemopreventive compound or a therapeutic adjuvant.
This Special Issue will cover areas related to the biosynthesis of silymarin and its derivatives, its bioavailability, and its health benefits. More particularly, this Special Issue will highlight the biological properties of silymarin and its derivatives in major fields in terms of public health, including cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, cancers, degenerative age-related diseases, and inflammatory and immune pathologies.
I cordially invite authors to contribute original articles, as well as review articles, that will give the readers of Molecules an updated and new perspective about silymarin and its derivatives, helping establish new interests in the development of natural compounds for health.
Prof. Dominique Delmas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Silymarin: sources and biosynthesis
- Secondary metabolites and silymarin derivatives
- Silymarin bioavaibility
- Silymarin and cardiovascular diseases
- Silymarin and metabolic syndrome
- Silymarin and cancer
- Silymarin and inflammation and immune diseases
- Silymarin and degenerative age-related diseases