Special Issue "Natural Secondary Metabolites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive natural compounds from microorganisms and plants; chromatographic techniques; chemical derivatization; analytical and spectroscopic techniques
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Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive natural compounds from microorganisms and plants; chromatographic techniques; mass spectrometry
Since ancient times, secondary metabolites that are produced by plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms have been used for their interesting properties as medical substances, poisons, dyes, antimicrobials, insecticides, flavouring substances, etc.
As is well known, a vast and diverse assortment of organic substances originate from secondary metabolism that are produced by relatively small building blocks such as acetyl coenzyme A, shikimic acid, mevalonic acid, methylerythritol phosphate, and aminoacids. The great majority of these compounds do not appear to participate directly in growth and the development of organism production. Accordingly, they are not necessarily produced under all conditions, and in the most cases the function of these compounds and their benefits is not yet known.
Several secondary metabolites mediate relationships between organisms such us virulence factors, attractants for other useful organisms, defence factors, etc. Moreover, often their distribution is cross-special, as observed, for example, in plants and their endophytes. Finally, secondary metabolites show interesting action mechanisms and peculiar chemical properties.
The principal goal of this Special Issue is to cover all aspects of chemical and biotechnological relevance, such us extraction, identification, structural and stereostructural elucidation, biological activities, the rules of biotic and abiotic factors on secondary metabolites expressions and the development of analytical methods for their detection, and other related researches.
Thus, this Special Issue aims at collecting contributions from the field and providing a platform to make them more visible to the scientific community.
Dr. Anna Andolfi
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- Structure and stereostructure elucidation
- Analytical techniques
- Optimization of growth conditions
- Dual culture method
- Biological activities
- Structure–activity relationship
- Biotic and abiotic factors on secondary metabolite production
- Chemical properties