BioMed Research International

Bioactive Natural Matrices and Compounds


Publishing date
24 Jan 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Sep 2013

1Mountain Research Center (CIMO), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, P.O. Box 1172, 5301-855 Bragança, Portugal

2University of Belgrade, Department of Plant Physiology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, Bulevar Despota Stefana 142, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia


Bioactive Natural Matrices and Compounds

Description

The demand for healthy ingredients and a natural way of preventing diseases is contributing to the increased use of natural matrices. There has been a lot of research indicating that general antioxidant properties are not the contributing factors to the improvement of human health, but rather the antioxidant properties of specific compounds involved in specific cell signalling mechanisms that need to be elucidated. In this way, beyond the composition of the usual macronutrients and micronutrients, it seems important to also provide information on the composition of natural bioactive compounds. Phytochemicals such as phenolic compounds, essential oils, steroids, vitamins, or pigments should be assumed to be of high importance due to their documented antioxidant, antimicrobial, antitumour, and anti-inflammatory properties, among others, but the knowledge of the mechanisms of action involved is mandatory.

Contributions to this issue, both in form of original research and review articles, may cover all aspects of nutraceuticals and phytochemicals in natural matrices with proven activities in various in vitro or in vivo models, for example, structural characterization and/or isolation of phytochemicals with bioactivity; chemical, biological, or biochemical methods for the evaluation of in vivo and in vitro bioactivity; screening of toxicity related to natural matrices; clinical and nutritional trials focused on the bioactive properties of phytochemicals; and elucidation of the mechanisms of action of bioactive compounds. Protocols for the development of nutraceuticals from these natural matrices will be welcomed. Papers reporting scientific evidence that supports ethnopharmacological uses of natural matrices will be also taken into consideration. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Analytical technologies applied to natural products
  • Recent advances in phytochemical health benefits and mechanisms of action
  • Bioactivity of natural matrices and products
  • Toxicity of natural matrices and products
  • Recent developments in nutraceuticals
  • Natural products and matrices in drug discovery

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 125964
  • - Editorial

Bioactive Natural Matrices and Compounds

Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira | Marina Soković | Lillian Barros
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 391528
  • - Research Article

Induction of Epoxide Hydrolase, Glucuronosyl Transferase, and Sulfotransferase by Phenethyl Isothiocyanate in Male Wistar Albino Rats

Ahmad Faizal Abdull Razis | Noramaliza Mohd Noor | Nattaya Konsue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 943520
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Antiophidian Mechanisms of Hypericum brasiliense Choisy Standardized Extract: Quercetin-Dependent Neuroprotection

Cháriston André Dal Belo | Ana Paula de Bairros Lucho | ... | Léa Rodrigues-Simioni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 351602
  • - Research Article

Antioxidant and Toxicity Studies of 50% Methanolic Extract of Orthosiphon stamineus Benth

Mun Fei Yam | Chung Pin Lim | ... | Mariam Ahmad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 128594
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Cytotoxicity, Fetotoxicity, and Teratogenicity of Plathymenia reticulata Benth Barks Aqueous Extract

Lia de Barros Leite Albuquerque | Cháriston André Dal Belo | ... | Yoko Oshima-Franco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 158348
  • - Research Article

Safety Evaluation of Turmeric Polysaccharide Extract: Assessment of Mutagenicity and Acute Oral Toxicity

Chandrasekaran Chinampudur Velusami | Srinivasa Rao Boddapati | ... | Amit Agarwal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 342973
  • - Research Article

Citrus Flavanones Affect Hepatic Fatty Acid Oxidation in Rats by Acting as Prooxidant Agents

Rodrigo Polimeni Constantin | Gilson Soares do Nascimento | ... | Jorgete Constantin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 934239
  • - Research Article

Antioxidant, Lipid Lowering, and Membrane Stabilization Effect of Sesamol against Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy in Experimental Rats

Anusha Chennuru | Mohamed T. S. Saleem
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 303162
  • - Research Article

Acute and Chronic Oral Toxicity of a Partially Purified Plaunotol Extract from Croton stellatopilosus Ohba

Chatchai Chaotham | Songpol Chivapat | ... | Wanchai De-Eknamkul
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 379850
  • - Review Article

Pinocembrin: A Novel Natural Compound with Versatile Pharmacological and Biological Activities

Azhar Rasul | Faya Martin Millimouno | ... | Xiaomeng Li
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