Special Issue "Biological Activities and Constituents of Plant-Derived Natural Products and Their Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2022 | Viewed by 918
Natural products have been investigated to alleviate disease since early human history. They have been utilized in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, cosmetics, fine chemicals, and nutraceuticals. Indeed, natural products are extremely rich sources of biomolecules useful for a multitude of applications. Of these, plant-derived natural products have been some of the most important, and continue to be the source and inspiration for a substantial fraction to improve quality of life. Currently, approximately 350,000 species of plants are believed to exist, and a third have been discovered, but only a few have been investigated chemically or biologically. Therefore, studies on a diverse range of plants are a vital necessity. Additionally, with recent technological advances accelerating the emergence of new screening systems, there is a need to rapidly identify novel lead compounds. We believe that a very significant portion of these leads will continue to be from natural products, especially plants.
For all these reasons, this Special Issue invites researchers to contribute original research and review articles that provide evidence for the constituents of diverse plants and their pharmacological properties. To ensure the quality of the articles in the Special Issue, the phytochemical and biological information of plant extracts should be included.
Dr. Jaeyoung Kwon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant extracts
- bioactive compounds
- natural medicines