Special Issue "Plant Extracts: Biological and Pharmacological Activity—the Second Edition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
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Due to the success of the first edition of the Special Issue “Plant Extracts: Biological and Pharmacological Activity”, we have launched a second edition.
The use of plant extracts in therapy dates back many years. Plant extracts have been commonly used over the years to treat and prevent chronic and acute diseases and promote health. Although many plant extracts have been studied, many others have not. Therefore, a Special Issue on the pharmacology of plant extracts is timely.
This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest discoveries in plant extract products with an emphasis on pharmacological activity. We cordially invite authors to contribute original research articles, as well as reviews, that help to unravel the biological activities of naturally occurring products and create opportunities for their future use.
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Capasso
Dr. Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli
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- plant extracts
- medicinal plants
- biological activity
- medical use
- plant side effects
- pharmacological interactions
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Phenolic profiles and enzyme inhibitory activities of four originated Adenia viridiflora Craib
Authors: Werawat Wannasaksri; Nattira On-Nom; Chaowanee Chupeerach; Piya Temviriyanukul; Uthaiwan Suttisansanee
Affiliation: Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand
Abstract: Adenia viridiflora Craib. is indigenous edible plant growing naturally in Northeastern Thailand, and its consumption is limited to the locals. This plant is used as traditional herb to treat urinary tract infection, fever, giddy, fainting, and diarrhea; however, its health applications are lacking scientific-based evidence. Besides, its reproduction and growth conditions are also unknown, causing it to become endangered species. This research, therefore, aimed to investigate the effects of plant parts (old leaves and young shoots) from four originates (Kamphaeng Phet (KP), Muang and Pakchong in Nakhon Ratchasima (MN and PN, respectively) and Uthai Thani (UT)) of Adenia viridiflora Craib. on phenolic profiles and in vitro health properties through the inhibition of key enzymes relevant to obesity (lipase), diabetes (α-glucosidase and dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV)), hypertension (angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)), and Alzheimer’s disease (acetylcholinesterase (AChE), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), and β-secreatse (BACE-1)). As results, phenolic acids including caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, and sinapic acid, and flavonoids including naringenin and apigenin were detected in both young shoots and old leaves in all orginates in exception of caffeic acid, which only found in young shoots of UT and old leaves of KP and UT. High lipase, α-glucosidase, DPP-IV, and ACE inhibitory activities were found in MN and PN. KP exhibited the highest AChE inhibitory activities, while BChE inhibitory activities were found to be the highest in MN. All samples were found to possess high BACE-1 inhibitory activities (>70% inhibition). Furthermore, old leaves tended to exhibit higher phenolics and enzyme inhibitory activities than young shoots. These results will be useful to promote this plant as healthy vegetable with valuably medicinal capacities to support its consumption and agricultural stimulation, leading to sustainable conservation of this endangered species.