Flavonoids in Medicinal Chemistry: Trends and Future Directions

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 116

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Laboratório de Química Orgânica e Farmacêutica, Departamento de Ciências Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira n° 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; drug discovery; anticancer activity; antimicrobial activity; chiral drugs; natural products
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Flavonoids are widely distributed natural products with diverse structures that demonstrate biological activities in plants and benefit human health as protective dietary agents. Inspired by this, their chemical study has always attracted the interest of chemists working in the area of Natural Products, Synthetic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. As a result, research on natural and synthetic flavonoids has yielded numerous promising hits and leads for drug discovery.

The goal of this Special Issue is to offer original research papers or pertinent updates to the existing literature on current advances in the study of bioactive flavonoids. This will include identifying new hit and lead compounds and studying their biological potential and mechanism of action.

This Special Issue seeks to provide both information on recent achievements and new perspectives on bioactive natural flavonoids and synthetic analogues for drug discovery. Original articles, short communications, as well as reviews of studies on this topic are welcome.

Dr. Honorina Cidade
Guest Editor

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  • flavonoids
  • synthesis
  • natural products
  • medicinal chemistry
  • biological activity

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