Special Issue "Therapeutic Potential of Traditional Medicinal Plants and their Bioactive Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: pharmacology; natural products; neurotransmission; behavioral pharmacology; experimental pharmacology; preclinical pharmacology; CB1 receptor; PPARs; cannabinoids; endocannabinoids; CB2 receptor
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Interests: extraction, isolation, structure elucidation, identification and quantification of secondary metabolites by GC/MS, LC/MS/MS, HPLC and NMR techniques, biological activities, in-silico prediction.
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Interests: natural product chemistry (In vitro and In vivo); In silico (molecular docking and network pharmacology) analysis; Pharmacology (Mechanism of actions and signaling pathways) and drug discovery; cancer research; and nanotechnology (metal nanoparticles synthesis and drug delivery)
Traditional medicinal plants are a major source of bioactive natural products that produce new chemical entities with potential therapeutic applications. Traditional knowledge leads to the discovery of new bioactive products that are achieved through the bioassay-guided screening of extracts through in-vitro, in-vivo, and in-silico assays. These techniques scaffold the way for new drug candidates with diverse pharmacological activities for human health. On the other hand, plant secondary metabolites are the pivotal components in the plant body that are biosynthesized through various metabolic pathways in the plant, and act as defense components against plant physiological disorders. Hence, these metabolites can have as a vital role in the treatment of numerous human diseases through systematic investigations. Valorization of the biological properties of extracts and/or isolated compounds, along with the toxicological effects of traditional medicinal plants, have the potential for developming new possible pharmaceutical synthetic and semi-synthetic products. Biotechnology techniques in the modification and production of secondary metabolites from traditional medicinal plants are also important for drug discovery.
Therefore, this Special Issue of Life is dedicated to original research, short communication, and review articles on traditional medicinal plants, covering new challenges in the extraction, identification, isolation, and structure elucidation of the secondary metabolites with pharmacological evaluation by in-vitro, in-vivo, and in-silico assays, as well as their possible mechanisms of action. Studies aimed at the evaluation of extracts and phytochemicals deriving from traditional medicinal plants, as well as their biotechnological products (i.e., tissue culture, micro-propagation, and/or genetically modified plant), are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Capasso
Dr. Md. Moshfekus Saleh-E-In
Dr. Md. Adnan
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- medicinal pants
- extraction, isolation and structure elucidation
- GC-MS, HPLC, NMR, LC/MS-MS
- chemical composition
- biological activities