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Special Issue "Dietary Curcumin and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2019).
1. Department of Medical and Surgical Advanced Sciences Second Division of Neurology , Center for Rare Neurological and Neuromuscular Diseases & Inter University Center for Research in Neurosciences, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli , Naples , Italy
2. Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Department of Biology, Center for Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Interests: genetics of rare neurologic and neuromuscular diseases; translational neurogenetics; clinical & molecular neurogenetics; applied stem cell biology; systems neuroscience; neuropathology and experimental neurobiology; nanotechnology in nutraceuticals and functional fods; roles of autophagy in neurodegenerative diseases; clinical neurology of adults and children
Inter University Center for Research in Neurosciences, Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurologic, Metabolic, and Aging Sciences, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
Interests: neuromuscular disorders; neurological rare diseases; neuropathology; clinical biochemestry; clinical pathology; autophagy
We invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Dietary Curcumin and Human Health”.
Curcumin is a polyphenol, extracted from the plant turmeric (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family, which has been widely used as an herbal medicine, ingredient of cosmetics, and dietary supplement (food flavoring and coloring).
Curcumin has been shown to be a potent molecule able to exert multiple beneficial pharmacological effects thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative proprieties.
Curcumin has been demonstrated to regulate several cellular signal transduction pathways and to have advantageous therapeutic effects in many pathological conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, arthritis, hyperlipidemia, skin disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. In addition, curcumin also seems to have beneficial effects on healthy people.
Despite this, the clinical efficacy of the native curcumin is weak, due to its low bioavailability and high metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract.
The aim of this Special Issue is to host the latest scientific advances in the role of curcumin in human health as a disease-preventing agent.
We are also interested in studies related to dietary curcumin availability, curcumin transport and metabolism, and curcumin function as an epigenetic modifier.
We welcome the submission of either original research manuscripts or reviews of the scientific literature.
Prof. Riccardo Ghidoni
Prof. Mariarosa Anna Beatrice Melone
Dr. Chiara Terracciano
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Dietary curcumin
- Metabolic activity
- Cell stress response
- Neurodegenerative diseases