Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Nature-Inspired Drugs: Expanding Horizons of Contemporary Therapeutics


Publishing date
01 Jan 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
31 Aug 2018

Lead Editor

1Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

2Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Nigde, Turkey

3Northeastern University, Boston, USA


Nature-Inspired Drugs: Expanding Horizons of Contemporary Therapeutics

Description

Nature, an expert craftsman of molecules, has generated extensive array of bioactive molecular entities. It persists as an inexhaustible resource for discovery of drugs and supplied enormous scaffold diversification for development into effectual drugs to treat multiple pathological conditions. Herbal medicine, also referred to as phytomedicine, has been used outside of conventional medicine since times immemorial. With the advent of technological advancements in the field of pharmaceutical research, herbal drugs are finding place in the mainstream, ranging from cosmetic application to cancer treatment. Present day scientists are better equipped to carry out phytochemical extraction, analysis, quality control, and pharmacological and toxicological evaluation. In view of the serious adverse effects associated with the use of synthetic drugs and growing concerns about microbial resistance to antibiotics, researchers are ardently exploring the botanical sources of active constituents for treating various diseases and disorders. Moreover, many herbal drug candidates with proven clinical efficacy and safety have been incorporated in novel drug delivery systems, including nanocarriers based formulations. In light of these facts, herbal drugs have opened new vistas for pharmaceutical scientists to expand their research, overcoming the lacunas pertinent to the use of synthetic therapeutic agents. The present thematic issue aims to cover the recent developments of scientific merit in the arena of herbal drugs and formulations, providing an insight into their current status in therapeutic pursuits.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plants as sources of therapeutically active molecules against cancer
  • Method development and validation of analytical technique for quantitative estimation of herbal compounds
  • Herbal antimicrobial compounds as an alternative to synthetic antibiotics
  • Quality control of herbal drugs/formulations
  • Novel drug delivery systems for encapsulation of herbal actives
  • Assessing the potential of small molecules of natural origin in emerging biological targets

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6218183
  • - Editorial

Nature-Inspired Drugs: Expanding Horizons of Contemporary Therapeutics

Azhar Rasul | Ghulam Hussain | ... | Maria P. López-Alberca
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9080279
  • - Research Article

Gnidia glauca- and Plumbago zeylanica-Mediated Synthesis of Novel Copper Nanoparticles as Promising Antidiabetic Agents

Dhiraj A. Jamdade | Dishantsingh Rajpali | ... | Sougata Ghosh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8272850
  • - Research Article

Effect of “DXB-2030,” a Polyherbal Formulation, on Experimental Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Associated with Hyperandrogenism

Mohammed Azeemuddin | Suryakanth D. Anturlikar | ... | Paramesh Rangesh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9825969
  • - Research Article

Novelty of Bioengineered Iron Nanoparticles in Nanocoated Surgical Cotton: A Green Chemistry

Bhavika Turakhia | Saujanya Chikkala | Sejal Shah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7581318
  • - Research Article

Antimutagenic and Synergistic Cytotoxic Effect of Cisplatin and Honey Bee Venom on 4T1 Invasive Mammary Carcinoma Cell Line

Faranak Shiassi Arani | Latifeh Karimzadeh | ... | Mohammad Nabiuni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1739868
  • - Research Article

Antipathogenic Potential of a Polyherbal Wound-Care Formulation (Herboheal) against Certain Wound-Infective Gram-Negative Bacteria

Pooja Patel | Chinmayi Joshi | Vijay Kothari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6908716
  • - Review Article

Nutraceuticals Inspiring the Current Therapy for Lifestyle Diseases

Silpi Chanda | Raj Kumar Tiwari | ... | Kuldeep Singh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3201458
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity Screening of Ethanol Extract of Lavandula stoechas and Investigation of Its Biochemical Composition

Kerem Canlı | Ali Yetgin | ... | Ergin Murat Altuner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7865359
  • - Research Article

Oleander Stem and Root Standardized Extracts Mitigate Acute Hyperglycaemia by Limiting Systemic Oxidative Stress Response in Diabetic Mice

Priyankar Dey | Manas Ranjan Saha | ... | Tapas Kumar Chaudhuri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7428593
  • - Research Article

Total Phenolic Content and Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Pereskia bleo

Mas Athira Johari | Heng Yen Khong
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