Special Issue "Special Issue Dedicated to Late Professor Takuo Okuda, “Tannins and Related Polyphenols Revisited: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biological Activities”"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: tannins; flavonoids; isolation and structure elucidation; biological activity; bioavailability; metabolites
Interests: Natural product chemistry; Spectroscopic methods for structural analysis; Antibacterial effects of natural products
Interests: tannins; flavonoids; terpenoids; isolation and structure elucidation; biological activity; chemoprevention
Molecules is pleased to announce a memorial Special Issue, dedicated to Emeritus Professor Dr. Takuo Okuda at Okayama University, Japan, on the occasion of his passing away in December 2016, for his outstanding contribution in the research field of vegetable tannins and related polyphenols.
Prof. Okuda (born in 1927) was Professor of Medicinal Plants Chemistry at the Okayama University, in Japan, from 1970 to 1993. He was one of the pioneers of the chemistry of hydrolyzable tannins and related polyphenols in traditional medicinal plants in Japan, China, and South-East Asian countries. His prolific scientific activity is documented by more than 300 papers concerning the isolation and characterization of tannins and related polyphenolics in many plant species, including their diverse pharmacological functions beneficial to human health care, particularly to antioxidants, chemoprevention of life-related diseases such as cancers, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, and heart diseases. Prof. Okuda established fruitful collaborations with many pharmacologists, biochemists, and microbiologists. Prof. Okuda received the Tannin Award in the 4th Tannin Conference in 2004 (Philadelphia, USA), Groupe Polyphenol Medal in 2014 (Nagoya), for his achievements in the field of polyphenolic natural products.
This memorial Special Issue welcomes submission of previously unpublished manuscripts (original researches or reviews) on the investigation of tannins and biologically active polyphenolic compounds isolated from plants. We plan to receive submissions from April 2017 to the end of June 2018. Manuscripts will be published on an ongoing basis after being processed.
Prof. Dr. Hideyuki Ito
Prof. Dr. Tsutomu Hatano
Emeritus Prof. Dr. Takashi Yoshida
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- New polyphenolic natural products
- New tannins and flavonoids
- Improved methodology of analysis
- Biological activity
- Bioavailability and metabolites
- Structure elucidation
- Organic synthesis
- Mechanism of action