Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Plant Secondary Metabolites

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 219

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Korea University, Sejong, Republic of Korea
Interests: metabolomic; natural product chemistry; phytochemistry; pharmacognosy; secondary metabolites; pharmacological effect

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural compounds continue to play a pivotal role and serve as a source of inspiration for the development of novel drugs. Thus, natural products derived from plants and marine organisms have been extensively explored and studied for their therapeutic potential. The composition of natural products is rich and complex, consisting of compounds from various chemical classes, including low-molecular-weight volatile and semi-volatile compounds, as well as polar molecules that can modulate biological actions. Secondary metabolites show diverse pharmacological effects, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-cancer, and cardiovascular effects. In this context, it is crucial to conduct suitable chemical characterization in order to identify and characterize the molecules potentially responsible for these effects.

This Special Issue aims to gather scientific papers on the pharmacological properties and chemical components of natural products. Therefore, we invite papers that discuss biological assays used to assess potential activities and investigative techniques for characterizing the chemical components of natural products.

Dr. Le Ba Vinh
Guest Editor

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  • natural product chemistry
  • phytochemistry
  • pharmacognosy
  • secondary metabolites
  • pharmacological effect
  • underlying mechanisms
  • NMR, GC-MS
  • LC-MS
  • quantitative analysis
  • inflammation
  • anti-cancer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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