Special Issue "Biological Activity of Natural Substances and Their Derivatives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: polyphenolic compounds; nitric oxide; cardiovascular system; hypertension; metabolic syndrome
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: myocardial infarction; heart failure; obesity; gasotransmitters; morphological analysis
Although several so-called non-essential substances found in food have been shown not to be absolutely necessary to maintain basic life processes, they are useful to the human body in many critical situations and thus improve the quality of human life. Many biologically active natural substances, e.g., natural polyphenols, have a synergistic effect with different drugs, and can even alleviate the consequences of disease in pharmacotherapy intolerant individuals. In view of the current nutritional habits and prevalence of morbidity and mortality in the industrial world (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, etc.), supplements containing essential nutrients are more than desirable. In this Special Issue, we invite researchers and clinicians to contribute original research and review articles that analyze and describe new mechanisms of actions of different natural substances, and their derivatives and secondary metabolite products. Special interest is devoted to new natural products with pleiotropic effects for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, nervous system disorders, inflammatory diseases, and others. Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Preventive and curative effects of natural substances and their mechanisms of actions.
- Pleiotropic and synergic effects of polyphenolic bioactive compounds.
• Nanoparticles using natural substances and extracts.
• Bioactive essential oil components: isolation, analysis, and underlying mechanisms.
• Derivatives and secondary metabolite products.
- Natural substances that mimic the effects of hibernation and other protective processes under extreme conditions.
Dr. Olga Pechanova
Dr. Martina Cebova
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