Special Issue "Metabolites of Terrestrial and Marine Origin on the Age-Related Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017)
Prof. Maria da Graça Costa G. Miguel
Departamento de Química e Farmácia, MeditBio, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: anti-inflammatory; antioxidant; natural products; essential oils; plant; marine
The sustained rise in human life expectancy has been significantly responsible for the increase of the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases, among other disorders. These age-related disorders may be considered as being one of the most challenging health problems in the world.
Several approaches have been reported to overcome and retard those age-related disorders, and one of them includes the use of herbal medicines and nutritional supplements not only for preventing age-related degeneration but also the cognitive decline. However, and more recently, works regarding the biological properties of marine natural products have increased. These studies have demonstrated that such marine natural compounds have promising and remarkable biological properties, which may triggered the discovery of new drugs for the management of some chronic diseases, generally found in the elderly people.
This Special Issue invites researchers to contribute to original research articles and review articles that address not only the primary and secondary metabolites of terrestrial plant but also those of marine origin with biological properties, which can be used either as supplements or herbal medicines, but also as potential drugs that can delay the morbidity and mortality characteristics of the age-related disorders.
Dr. Maria G. Miguel
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- primary metabolites
- secondary metabolites