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Bioactive Natural Products 2016


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1Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupoli, Greece

2Veterinary Research Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece

3University of Reading, Reading, UK

4University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK


Bioactive Natural Products 2016

Description

The biological activities of natural products, such as essential oils and plant extracts, have been empirically recognized for centuries but scientifically confirmed only recently. The use of natural antimicrobial compounds in food industry and in agriculture for "synthetic preservative-free" products and the incorporation of health-promoting natural substances into functional foods and in cosmetics are included among the latest and most successful accomplishments.

We particularly have an interest in manuscripts dealing with the most recent achievements of specific biological active natural products. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize current inventions, developments, and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis on the technical applications, beneficial effects obtained within the last five years, and future perspectives.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Food preservation and smart packaging:
    • Antimicrobial properties of natural products
    • Quality assurance criteria and safety data
    • Legal aspects of the use of natural substances in food and agriculture
  • Health applications:
    • Health beneficial effects of natural products
    • Toxicology aspects for bioactive natural products
    • Research activities on clinical applications
    • Encapsulation technologies for incorporation of biologically active natural components into functional foods
  • Characterization and assessment of mode of action:
    • Mechanisms of action of bioactive natural products
    • Quantitative assessments of the antimicrobial action of bioactive natural products

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9749305
  • - Editorial

Bioactive Natural Products 2016

Yiannis Kourkoutas | Nikos Chorianopoulos | ... | Ibrahim M. Banat
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3278359
  • - Review Article

Use of Plant Extracts as an Effective Manner to Control Clostridium perfringens Induced Necrotic Enteritis in Poultry

J. M. Diaz Carrasco | L. M. Redondo | ... | M. E. Fernandez Miyakawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3681094
  • - Review Article

Microbial and Natural Metabolites That Inhibit Splicing: A Powerful Alternative for Cancer Treatment

Nancy Martínez-Montiel | Nora Hilda Rosas-Murrieta | ... | Rebeca D. Martínez-Contreras
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8654317
  • - Research Article

Conjugated Linoleic Acid Production by Bifidobacteria: Screening, Kinetic, and Composition

Stefano Raimondi | Alberto Amaretti | ... | Maddalena Rossi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8502123
  • - Research Article

Synergistic Effects of Sulfated Polysaccharides from Mexican Seaweeds against Measles Virus

Karla Morán-Santibañez | Lucia Elizabeth Cruz-Suárez | ... | Laura M. Trejo-Avila
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5829823
  • - Research Article

Effect of LongZhang Gargle on Biofilm Formation and Acidogenicity of Streptococcus mutans In Vitro

Yutao Yang | Shiyu Liu | ... | Mingyun Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1538703
  • - Research Article

Biological Activities of Aerial Parts Extracts of Euphorbia characias

Maria Barbara Pisano | Sofia Cosentino | ... | Francesca Pintus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7945675
  • - Research Article

Improvement of the Texture of Yogurt by Use of Exopolysaccharide Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria

Xue Han | Zhe Yang | ... | Lanwei Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5201879
  • - Research Article

Phytochemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Hydroalcoholic Extracts of Pterospartum tridentatum and Mentha pulegium against Staphylococcus aureus Isolates

Alfredo Aires | Eduardo Marrinhas | ... | Maria José Saavedra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6505383
  • - Research Article

Polyphenols from Chilean Propolis and Pinocembrin Reduce MMP-9 Gene Expression and Activity in Activated Macrophages

Nicolás Saavedra | Alejandro Cuevas | ... | Luis A. Salazar
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