Special Issue "Allicin: Source, Analysis and Applications"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Martin C. Gruhlke
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Guest Editor
Department of Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen University, Worringer Weg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: garlic; molecular biology; antimicrobials; biochemistry, apoptosis; plant physiology, thiols; glutathione
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Allicin, as a thiosulfinate, is a very simple molecule. Due to its extremely broad spectrum of biological effects, ranging from antimicrobial potency to effects in the field of cardiovascular diseases and potential applications in cancer therapy, as well as its high abundance in the readily available garlic plant, allicin has advanced to become one of the top natural substances in terms of both application and research. Although in earlier years the application-oriented work on allicin dominated, many papers have also been published that ask why allicin is actually so effective, as we have repeatedly observed with amazement.

This Special Issue of Applied Sciences therefore aims to bring together new developments in the field of allicin research, starting from the sources of allicin, be it the garlic plant or chemical synthesis, to questions about how allicin works and the application of allicin in pharmacy, food technology, and plant protection. Because allicin cannot be separated from its downstream products (after all, allicin is an extremely reactive sulfur species) aspects of degradation products as well as chemical-analytical questions can also be submitted for this Special Issue. The multitude of scientific disciplines makes research on allicin very exciting! Perhaps this collection of articles can also help to deepen and further expand the interdisciplinary exchange in order to find new approaches to applying allicin. Perhaps you are also working on a chemical topic and use allicin as a “lead substance” for modified but allicin-derived compounds? If so, I look forward to your contribution as well.

Overall, I hope and believe that this will be a successful collection of articles on the latest aspects of allicin research that will stimulate further work in this field. Like many other researchers, I am convinced that allicin is a special molecule that has the potential to help us combat a wide range of problems. Therefore, I cordially invite you to publish an article in this Special Issue, and look forward to your contribution!


Dr. Martin C. Gruhlke
Guest Editor

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