Special Issue "Natural Products as Anti-Acncer Agents Compared to Synthetic Conventional Chemotherapy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Natural products can be isolated from several biological sources, such as plants, fungi, animals and plant cell cultures, among others. Currently, results from many studies have supported the feasibility of herbal medicine and nature food as potent chemopreventive drugs, such as being used as antitumoral and antiangiogenic agents. It has been shown that treatment using natural products with antitumoral and antiangiogenic properties is less toxic to human cells, especially compared to the conventional clinical chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, there is still a lack of more scientific evidence to support their approbation. Thus, there is a need for more scientific evidence to explore these treatments as they can directly target specific cancers, as well as having potential for improved therapeutic efficacies with reduced toxicities. This Research Topic aims to highlight research on natural products, specifically compounds including terpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids and phytoestrogen, and their cancer-preventive characteristics. This Issue also aims to detail the composition, stability, antiangiogenic potential and/or antitumoral action of biomolecules. Research may include natural products derived from biological sources with some chemical modifications. Antitumoral modalities of natural products can be demonstrated using in vivo models. This must be supported in at least two well-authenticated cancer cell lines.
Dr. Ming-Ju Hsieh
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- natural products
- new drugs
- mechanisms of action