Special Issue "Polyphenols in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: natural products; medicinal plants; phytochemistry; metabolite profiling; high-resolution mass spectrometry; downstream processing; liquid–liquid chromatography; centrifugal partition chromatography; countercurrent chromatography; anti-inflammatory; anticancer
Interests: pharmacognosy; phytochemistry; high-resolution mass spectrometry; gas chromatography; antimicrobials; anticancer; anti-inflammatory
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Polyphenols are a very large class of specialized metabolites synthesized by plants for protection against bacteria, fungi and insect attacks. To date, more than 8000 naturally occurring phenolic compounds have been reported in plants. Ubiquitously found in foods and herbal medicines, polyphenols possess a plethora of biological effects (antioxidant, cancer chemopreventive, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cardio-vasculo-protective, immunomodulatory, etc.). These potent bioactivities render them interesting alternatives for pharmaceutical and medical applications. Due to their versatile benefits with regard to human health, research studies focusing on plant-derived polyphenols have considerably increased in recent years.
Therefore, this Special Issue welcomes the submission of articles (original research papers, reviews, perspectives, hypotheses, opinions, modeling approaches and methods) that focus on plant polyphenols and their extraction from plant materials, phytochemical analysis of polyphenol-rich plant extracts with the use of advanced chromatographic and spectrometric techniques, isolation and purification of plant polyphenols, polyphenols in the prevention and management of modern diseases, pharmacokinetics, biotransformation and bioactivity of plant polyphenols, bioactivity evaluation of agro-industrial by-products rich in polyphenolics, management of polyphenols in wastes, importance of plant polyphenols in medicine and food, and preclinical and clinical findings on plant polyphenols.
Dr. Simon Luca
Dr. Adriana Trifan
Dr. Gokhan Zengin
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Extraction of polyphenols
- Analysis of polyphenols
- Purification of polyphenols
- Bioactivity of polyphenols
- Pharmacokinetics of polyphenols
- Polyphenols and modern diseases
- Polyphenols and by-products
- Waste polyphenols