Special Issue "Dietary Curcumin and Health Effects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: nutrition and health; nutrient–genes interaction; nutrient as modulator of signalling pathways; nutritional diseases; gender/sex differences
Interests: stress; oxidative stress; neuroendocrine interaction; mental disorders
Curcumin is a pleiotropic compound found in the rhizome of Curcuma longa (turmeric). Curcuma longa is widely used as a spice, especially in Asian countries, but today, it is consumed as dietary component and supplement worldwide. Curcumin has been eliciting great interest because of its potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties. It has been shown that curcumin might target multiple signaling molecules modulating a number of cellular activities, most likely responsible for its health benefits. In particular, due to its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, curcumin has been considered as an effective tool in preventing and counteracting chronic–degenerative diseases, very often associated with obesity and aging, such as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic dysfunctions, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer, whose etiopathogenesis supports a pivotal role for oxidative and inflammatory processes. However, despite its reported benefits, one of the major problems with ingesting curcumin by itself is its poor bioavailability, which results from poor absorption, rapid metabolism, and rapid elimination. Therefore, great efforts have been made to improve curcumin’s bioavailability by addressing these various mechanisms. We aim at collecting the most advanced data on this topic with a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach with the ultimate objective to improve research and move forward the field.
Dr. Roberta Masella
Dr. Francesca Cirulli
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- Molecular mechanisms of action
- Interaction with other dietary components
- Metabolic diseases
- Cancer Oxidative processes
- Anxiety and mood disorders
- Adjuvant in therapy
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Author: Massimo D’Archivio
Title: Interaction between gut microbiota and curcumin: a new key of understanding for the health effects of curcumin
Author: Santangelo Carmela
Title: Curcumin in pregnancy: could this spice be useful in pregnancy and pregnancy-related complications?
Author: Katarzyna Lubecka
Title: Curcumin from turmeric rhizome: a potential modulator of DNA methylation machinery in breast cancer inhibition
Author: Alba Di Pardo
Title: The potential benefit of Curcumin on gut-brain axis in neurological disorders
Author: Rosaria Varì
Title: Obesity-associated inflammation: does curcumin exert a beneficial role?