Advances in Plant Bioactive Chemical Compounds

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2024 | Viewed by 90

Special Issue Editors

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Metabolomics Research Group, Departamento de Química Orgânica, Instituto de Química, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Rua Barão de Jeremoabo S/n, Salvador 40170-115, Brazil
Interests: benzophenones; phloroglucinol derivatives; diterpenes; metabolomics; plant extract; phytochemistry; bioactive compounds; nuclear magnetic resonance; volatiles

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Molecular Biology Division, Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 78216, México
Interests: plant extract; plant bioactive compounds; plant proteomics; chemical and functional characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plants are sessile organisms that possess a complex and sophisticated network of physiological, biochemical, and molecular strategies that ensure proper seed germination, healthy plant growth, and propagation in order to sustain their survival in many different challenging environments. Secondary metabolites, such as terpenoids, polyketides, flavonoids, benzophenones, coumarins, alkaloids, lignans, and glucosinolate, may confer plasticity to the organisms in biologically important processes. This may be related to the function of cells, tissues, and whole plants under optimum conditions, or it could also be related to responses to abiotic (temperature, water restriction, light, etc.) or biotic (fungi, bacteria, nematodes, insects, and viruses) stresses. In the meantime, many of the secondary metabolites that are produced by these plants may present relevant pharmacological properties that could be used to improve health or prevent/treat certain diseases. Thus, this Special Issue welcomes review and research papers dealing with the study of new bioactive compounds obtained from plant extracts (new or already-studied plants) that could help to advance our current knowledge on new pharmaceuticals, functional foods, nutraceuticals, botanicals, and dietary supplements.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Isolation of novel compounds, preferably with new skeletons. Minor changes in already-known compounds could be considered if relevant biological activity is presented.
  • Metabolomics characterization of bioactive plant extracts.
  • Semi-synthesis or biotransformation of plant bioactive chemical compounds that may potentialize their biological activity.

Topics that will not be considered include the following:

  • Bioactivity of plant extracts without an in-depth characterization of their chemical composition.
  • Purely theoretical papers that contain only in silico studies.
  • No relevant biological activities are presented.

Prof. Dr. Paulo Roberto Ribeiro
Prof. Dr. Ana Paulina Barba-de la Rosa
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 compounds
  • isolation
  • metabolomics
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • structural elucidation

Published Papers

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