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Special Issue "Anthocyanin"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Luciana Mosca
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Guest Editor
Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Scienze Biochimiche 'A. Rossi Fanelli', Rome, Italy
Interests: oxidative stress; reactive oxygen species; neurodegeneration; Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; probiotics; polyphenols; flavonoids; anthocyanins, LC/MS
Prof. Dr. Paula Silva
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Co-Guest Editor
Laboratory of Histology and Embryology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS), University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira 228, 4050-313, Porto, Portugal.
Interests: polyphenols; anthocyanins; aging; antioxidant; aine; Mediterranean diet; brain; histology; Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The emerging epidemic of chronic degenerative noncommunicable diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases, obesity, and cardiovascular disease has prompted the search for natural products able to counteract these pathologies. In this perspective, polyphenols and anthocyanins, in particular, which we ingest with food on a daily basis, represent one of the most attractive categories of bioactive molecules. Their activities range from antioxidant to cardiometabolic, neuropotective, anticancer, and antimicrobial effects.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts which focus on aspects related to anthocyanins, such as isolation and analytical characterization, biological activities (antioxidant, health promoting, antimicrobial), and nutritional aspects of anthocyanins intake (from absorption and metabolism to functional foods/nutraceuticals).

Prof. Dr. Luciana Mosca
Prof. Dr. Paula Silva
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Anthocyanins
  • Antioxidant
  • Biological activity
  • Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Health-promoting effects
  • Absorption and metabolism
  • Inflammation
  • Chronic and degenerative diseases

Published Papers

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