Special Issue "Drug Development Inspired by Natural Products"
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2. Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: natural bioactive compounds; natural dermocosmetics; natural products chemistry
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Since ancient times, natural products have provided different cultures with bountiful sources of biologically active molecules, with diverse therapeutic effects. Today, these natural sources continue to provide for traditional, herbal, and alternative medicine systems. By providing unique and powerful chemical diversity, natural compounds have been recognized as having a leading role in drug development. Recently, there has been an increased interest in capitalizing on these biological active metabolites, through chemical derivatization, using data from in silico and computer-based studies. By exploiting the complexity of these compounds isolated from natural products and creating semi-synthetic alternatives, compounds can be enhanced, improving their biological activity and drug delivery. In this Special Issue, it is our aim to provide an overview of the most recent advances in drug development inspired by natural products.
Dr. Patrícia Rijo
Dr. Gabrielle Bangay
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- natural product phytochemistry
- drug design and synthesis
- extraction and isolation of bioactives
- characterization of bioactives
- chemical derivatization and semi-synthesis
- nanosystems and nanoformulations using natural products
- in silico and computer assisted studies