Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Potential of Bioactive Compounds Found in Plants

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 227

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Department of Chemistry Biology and Health Sciences, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota Mines, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
Interests: natural products; enzymology; metabolons

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As plants are photosynthetic, they are not as limited by ATP availability as most other organisms since they are able to synthesize their own energy directly from light. One advantage this conveys to them is the ability to accumulate compounds that are not essential for central metabolic activity, but that can serve additional roles making them more fit for survival in their individual environments. These myriad natural products, often historically known as secondary metabolites, are a source of uniquely evolved compounds and chemistries that have the potential to interact in new ways and locations as well as with previously unidentified molecular target sites. These myriad libraries of compounds offer a unique opportunity for the discovery of novel bioactive compounds with antimicrobial and/or antioxidant activities. In this special edition of the journal Plants, we present some of the recent advances in discovery and application within the natural products field of study.

Dr. Daniel K. Owens
Guest Editor

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  • natural products
  • secondary metabolites
  • pharmacology
  • nutraceuticals
  • phytochemistry

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