Special Issue "Investigation of the Molecular Interactions of Natural Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Molecular interactions between natural products lead to the formation of molecular complexes, which often show entirely changed physical and chemical properties compared to the free molecules. Hence, in nature, such complexes play an important role in regulating the bioavailability of different compounds in various fields, such as defense on a molecular level or regulation of reproduction. Additionally, molecular interactions between natural products have been used by humans in traditional and modern pharmaceutical applications as well as in plant protection, as a mean to modulate the bioavailability of active agents.
The investigation of molecular complexes and of the details of their molecular interactions require the determination of complexes’ stoichiometry, their various binding properties, and their three-dimensional structures. For this purpose, diverse spectroscopic, spectrometric, and wet chemical analyses are required.
Considering these premises, the present Special Issue aims to collect contributions investigating complexes of natural products with respect to their properties, structures, and biological role in the natural environment, for example, in Phytochemistry or in Chemistry of Marine Natural Products. Furthermore, reports on all applications of molecular complexes which derive from natural products are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Lothar Brecker
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- molecular interactions between natural products
- bioavailability of natural product complexes
- stoichiometry, binding properties, and 3D structures of natural product complexes
- biological role of molecular interactions between natural products
- applications of natural product complexes