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Special Issue "Natural Bioactive Compounds and Human Health: A Themed Issue Dedicated to Professor Maurizio Battino"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francesca Giampieri
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Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Specialistiche ed Odontostomatologiche—Sez, Biochimica, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: phytochemicals; antioxidants; natural product chemistry; food chemistry; reactive oxygen species; chromatography
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Dr. José L. Quiles
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Department of Physiology, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology “Jose Mataix”, Biomedical Research Center, University of Granada, Avda. Conocimiento s/n, 18100 Armilla, Granada, Spain
Interests: cancer biology; antioxidants; oxidative stress; food chemistry; nutrition; reactive oxygen species
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Prof. Dr. Esra Capanoglu
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Dr. José Miguel Álvarez-Suárez
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Departamento de Ingeniería en Alimentos, Colegio de Ciencias e Ingenierías, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito 170157, Ecuador
Interests: liquid chromatography; chromatography; antioxidant activity; biochemistry; natural product chemistry; food chemistry; extraction; diabetes; mass spectrometry; nutrition
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a Special Issue dedicated to Professor Maurizio Battino of the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy for his outstanding contributions to the research field of natural bioactive compounds.  

In recent years, natural products and nutraceuticals have gained extensive attention worldwide from the scientific community for their health-promoting and disease-preventing effects. Research in this field has gained international relevance thanks to the contributions of several world-renowned researchers who have highlighted the potential of these products to improve global public health. One of these great researchers is Professor Maurizio Battino.

Professor Battino has more than 30 years of experience in bioenergetics and food research, with special emphasis on the role of natural antioxidants present in different food matrices on oxidative stress and the modulation of several genes involved in antioxidant defense, metabolism, cell survival, and proliferation. Targeted diseases are those related to mitochondrial impairment and/or inflammation processes and oxidative stress, including metabolic syndrome, cancer, atherosclerosis, fibromyalgia, and periodontal diseases. Additionally, physiological processes such as aging have been an important objective among the research interests of Professor Battino. His studies, documented in over 350 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, have inspired young researchers to deeply investigate the effects of natural compounds on human health from different points of view. Last but not least, he has been nominated “Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics in the last six consecutive years, highlighting and confirming, once again, the extraordinary importance and impact of his work.

Finally, Professor Battino has not only contributed to the development of the science in his laboratory, but from his own laboratory, he has promoted scientific research in several countries through his tireless work in training researchers from different states, mainly those with limited economic resources or in conflict. His vision of high-quality science has undoubtedly contributed to the development of these countries, where the impact of researchers trained in his laboratory has already started bearing fruit.

This Special Issue welcomes the submission of unpublished manuscripts (original research papers or review articles) on all aspects of natural products and human health.

Dr. Francesca Giampieri
Dr. José L. Quiles
Prof. Dr. Esra Capanoglu
Dr. José Miguel Álvarez-Suárez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Molecules 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 2000 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.

Keywords

  • natural products
  • nutraceuticals
  • natural antioxidants
  • bioenergetics
  • food
  • targeted diseases

Published Papers

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