Bioactive Metabolites from Plants as Potential Treatments for Global Diseases

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 185

Special Issue Editors

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1. Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2. Institute of Chemistry and Metabolism of Drugs (IQUIMEFA), University of Buenos Aires–National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interests: neglected diseases; antimicrobial activity; antitumor activity; natural compounds; plant extracts; terpenoids; flavonoids; Asteraceae

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Instituto de Medicina Tropical Pedro Kouri, La Habana, Cuba
Interests: natural products; neglected diseases; parasitology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nature is an important contributor to the discovery of novel compounds used for the treatment of different diseases around the world. Many medicines in use today are of natural origin and most have been isolated and identified in plants. It is estimated that only 15% of higher plants have been phytochemically studied and only about 6% have been pharmacologically evaluated.

Plants continue to be an important source of new active compounds with a broad range of pharmacological activities. Secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, xanthones, alkaloids, terpenoids, and quinones, among others, stand out. These types of compounds can be used as chemical entities or as templates for the design of novel drugs in the prevention and/or treatment of global infectious and chronic diseases.

In this context, this Special Issue will focus on natural bioactive compounds from plant origin that may have an impact on human global diseases prevention or treatment. We will also accept documents dealing with secondary metabolites derived from plant cell culture. Submissions, including original research papers, mini-reviews, and reviews, which deal with the isolation and identification of bioactive compounds from plant sources will be considered.

Prof. Dr. Valeria P. Sülsen
Prof. Dr. Louis Pergaud Sandjo
Prof. Dr. Lianet Monzote
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.


  • bioactive natural molecules
  • chronic diseases
  • infectious diseases
  • plants

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