Special Issue "Natural Extracts and Bioactive Derivatives: Strategies for Biopharmaceutical Uses"
A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: Antimicrobial peptides; Antibacterial; Antibiotics; Structure-activity relationships; Bacteriocins; Drug design; Peptide engineering
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For millennia, natural extracts have been known to treat human diseases and are an important source of medicines. To this day, many people around the world still use traditional drugs extracted from plants or animal secretions. Plant essences largely dominate those of animals in this area. Indeed, many drugs are derived from plants and are currently marketed. As for animal extracts, they are also gradually positioning in the pharmaceutical market. Animal venoms and their bioactive molecules are the subject of intense scientific research, and many patents in the field have been awarded. The therapeutic value of animal venoms depends on their use at appropriate doses or encapsulation/formulation in suitable vesicles in order to enable them to enter into the target cells or to minimize their cytotoxicity, if any. The potential synergistic effects of molecules derived from natural extracts have been widely demonstrated. Such synergy between compounds deserves to be examined in more depth by researchers in the coming years.
This Special Issue titled “Natural Extracts and Bioactive Derivatives: Strategies for Biopharmaceutical Uses” consists of a collection of original research and review articles concerning new advances in (i) the discovery, development and application of natural extracts in biopharmaceuticals; (ii) the potential of molecules derived from natural extracts in various fields of research; (iii) the synergy between such natural compounds for greater beneficial effects; and (iv) strategies for rectifying the activity of the biomolecules. The topics of interest for articles include the activities of crude extracts, the bio-guidance of a valued fractionation and the characterization of new value-added biomolecules. The targeted biological properties include antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, and other effects.
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
Prof. Ziad Fajloun
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- Bioactive molecules
- Venom derivatives
- Plant extracts
- Enzymes extracted
- Natural medicines