Special Issue "Secondary Metabolites: Extraction, Optimization, Identification and Applications in Food, Nutraceutical, and Pharmaceutical Industries"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Related Special Issue: Phenolic Compounds: Extraction, Optimization, Identification and Applications in Food Industry
2. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X5, Canada
Interests: phytochemicals; functional foods; natural products; plant biodiversity; medicinal plants; food plants; bioactivity; polyphenols; flavonoids; functional foods; secondary metabolite profiling
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We are pleased to invite you to submit original articles to the Special Issue entitled “Secondary Metabolites: Extraction, Optimization, Identification, and Applications in Food, Nutraceutical, and Pharmaceutical Industries”.
Interest has grown around natural plant extracts in food and beverage applications, their role in food technology, quality, and their therapeutic use in inhibiting several diseases. The protecting effects of healthy diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are due not only to fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but also to a diversity of plant secondary metabolites, in particular, phenolic compounds, which are considered among the most important classes originating in plant-derived secondary metabolites. Phenolic compounds are renowned for their possession of a wide array of remarkable biochemical and pharmacological properties, including antioxidant, antiviral, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory activities. Consequently, these compounds can be functional in the prevention of many diseases as well as in health maintenance, in addition to phenolic-varied applications in the nutraceutical, food, and pharmaceutical industries, and due to their importance in the pharma- and nutraceutical arenas. This Special Issue will gather the most recent contributions concerning their chemistry, extraction methods, and analytical techniques, along with their biological activities. The interpretation of phenolic bioactivities on a molecular basis by means of both well-established and advanced bio-analytical techniques is also welcome.
We would like to invite researchers to participate in this Special Issue by submitting a contribution in their field of expertise. Both original research papers and global or specialized critical reviews are welcome.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Advanced analytical methodologies for the isolation, purification, and analysis of phytochemicals from food, food wastes, and medicinal plants;
- Phenolic compounds and metabolites in plants, food, and biological samples;
- Biological activities and mechanisms of action;
- Health benefits, in vivo evaluation;
- Development of novel antioxidants and phenolic-based nutraceuticals and functional ingredients.
Dr. Ibrahim M. Abu-Reidah
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- Phytochemical characterization
- Pharmacological activity
- Secondary metabolites
- Liquid and gas chromatographies
- Mass spectrometry
- Analytical methods
- Bioactive compounds
- Functional ingredients