Exploring the Antimicrobial Resistance Potential of Plant-Derived Compounds

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Phytochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 61

Special Issue Editors


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Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via D. Montesano 49, I-80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: natural product chemistry; chromatography; phytochemicals; natural product isolation; extraction; natural product drug discovery; compound isolation; NMR structure elucidation; mass spectrometry; metabolomics

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Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via D. Montesano 49, I-80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: phytochemistry; chromatography; antimalarial compounds; semi-synthetic natural products; extraction and isolation; natural product drug discovery; compound isolation; NMR structure elucidation; mass spectrometry; metabolomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit original research manuscripts, review articles or communications to the Special Issue titled “Exploring the Antimicrobial Resistance Potential of Plant-derived Compounds”.

In the field of public health, one of the present principal emergencies is antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which poses a significant global health threat. Since bacterial resistance to antimicrobials is mediated by a few core mechanisms, plant-derived natural products can play a crucial role in fighting multi-drug resistance because they can act as antibacterial agents through a variety of modes of action that target these resistant mechanisms and other pathways necessary for bacterial survival. Ongoing research in the phytochemistry field is imperative to identify, isolate, and characterize novel antimicrobial compounds from plants. In addition, modern techniques, such as metabolomics and bioinformatics, can aid in the discovery of promising candidates.

Specifically, we are interested in new research identifying the chemical structures and evaluating the antimicrobial potential of natural and semi-synthetic nature-inspired small molecules. Furthermore, as Guest Editors of this Special Issue, we encourage the submission of research papers describing the modern approaches of phytochemical analysis based on chemical dereplication, finger-printing, metabolomic studies and molecular networking. Comprehensive review papers that synthesize the current knowledge on this topic are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppina Chianese
Dr. Carmina Sirignano
Guest Editors

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. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • antimicrobial resistance
  • secondary metabolites
  • metabolomics
  • NMR
  • extraction
  • structure elucidation
  • LC/MS
  • biological activity

Published Papers

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