Special Issue "Antitumoral Properties of Natural Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019
Prof. Dr. Roberto Fabiani
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology - University of Perugia, Via del Giochetto, 06126 Perugia, Italy
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Interests: cancer chemoprevention; nutrition; olive oil; polyphenols; natural bioactive compounds; antioxidants; oxidative stress; genotoxicity; mutagenicity; apoptosis; cell cycle regulation;
Cancer is a major public health concern, being one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Carcinogenesis is a complex multistage process in which normal cells trough an alteration of DNA structure/function are transformed into malignant cells acquiring several properties, such as abnormal proliferation and reduced apoptosis. Studies have demonstrated both in vitro and in vivo that many bioactive compounds, from different natural sources, are able to influence a number of pathways related to tumor development. Many different cancer-specific molecular mechanisms and targets have been identified making it possible to use such compounds as alternative therapeutic or adjuvant treatments, or as chemopreventive agents. This Special Issue aims to identify the most recently-discovered new natural bioactive products with anticancer properties and will review their molecular mechanisms of action.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Fabiani
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- Bioactive compounds
- Natural products
- DNA damage