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Plant Bioactive Molecules

Submission deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Paola Bontempo, PhD
    Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Via L. De Crecchio 7, Naples, Italy
    Interests: Cancer; Cell Proliferation; Cell Differentiation; Bioactive Molecules; Epigenetics; Epidrugs; Molecular Simulations; Endocrine Disruptors
  • Daniela Rigano, PhD
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples "Federico II", Via D. Montesano, 49, Naples, Italy
    Interests: Natural Products; Structure Elucidation; Essential Oils; NMR Spectroscopy; GC-MS and LC-MS
  • Luigi De Masi, PhD
    National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR), Via Università 133, Portici (Naples), Italy
    Interests: plant agrobiodiversity; plant genetic resources; genetic and chemical variability; molecular characterization; dna-based molecular markers; dna polymorphisms; biosequences; protein function prediction; natural products; plant secondary metabolites; bioactive molecules; functional foods and nutraceuticals
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the centuries, plants have played a key role in human health through the presence of a large number of biomolecules with potentially beneficial effects. Many bioactive molecules from plants are widely used as therapeutic agents for treating diseases and maintaining health status. However, there is a strong need for scientific research on their role in modulating various metabolic and functional activities, as well as on their bioavailability, pharmacological action and safety. Numerous studies in the past few years have investigated the efficacy of plant-derived biomolecules against human diseases. More recently, in vitro, in vivo, and in silico studies are beginning to reveal the molecular mechanisms underlying their beneficial effects. The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles, short communications, and reviews on novel chemical and functional properties of bioactive molecules from plants that have impacts on human health. In addition, research on their potential molecular mechanisms of action, as well as studies on their bioavailability and metabolism, are welcome. We encourage you to consider submitting your original work on this important topic.

Prof. Dr. Paola Bontempo, Prof. Dr. Daniela Rigano and Dr. Luigi De Masi

Guest Editors

Bioactive molecules
Biological activity
Food plants
Human diet
Human health
Medicinal plants
Molecular mechanisms
Natural products
Plant Secondary Metabolites
Manuscript Submission Information

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