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Bioactive Natural Products 2017


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1Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece

2Veterinary Research Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece

3University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

4University of Parma, Parma, Italy


Bioactive Natural Products 2017

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 the following:

  • 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 2017
  • - Article ID 6712742
  • - Research Article

Optimization, Purification, and Starch Stain Wash Application of Two New α-Amylases Extracted from Leaves and Stems of Pergularia tomentosa

Imen Lahmar | Hanen El Abed | ... | Karima Belghith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3146791
  • - Research Article

Antimicrobial Natural Product Berberine Is Efficacious for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Hongchao Zheng | Fu Zhu | ... | Richard Y. Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8459287
  • - Research Article

Paeoniflorin, the Main Active Ingredient of Shuyu Capsule, Inhibits Cav1.2 and Regulates Calmodulin/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Signalling

Chunhong Song | Jieqiong Wang | ... | Mingqi Qiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7657190
  • - Research Article

Purification, Characterization, and Mode of Action of Pentocin JL-1, a Novel Bacteriocin Isolated from Lactobacillus pentosus, against Drug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Han Jiang | Jiong Zou | ... | Guangrong Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4064071
  • - Research Article

Resveratrol Inhibits Propagation of Chlamydia trachomatis in McCoy Cells

Ivan M. Petyaev | Nayilia A. Zigangirova | ... | Yuriy K. Bashmakov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1549156
  • - Research Article

Characterization and Identification of Cryptic Biopeptides in Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh K. Koch) Storage Proteins

Everardo Mares-Mares | Santiago Gutiérrez-Vargas | ... | Ma. Fabiola León-Galván
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7695605
  • - Research Article

Antioxidant Potential of Selected Korean Edible Plant Extracts

Yaejin Woo | Hyeji Lee | ... | Jisun Oh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9268468
  • - Review Article

An Overview of the Biological Effects of Some Mediterranean Essential Oils on Human Health

Hazem S. Elshafie | Ippolito Camele
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2152749
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Pomegranate Juice and Peel Extracts on Cariogenic Bacteria

Gianmaria Fabrizio Ferrazzano | Elisa Scioscia | ... | Caterina Pagliarulo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2121878
  • - Review Article

Cucurbitaceae Seed Protein Hydrolysates as a Potential Source of Bioactive Peptides with Functional Properties

César Ozuna | Ma. Fabiola León-Galván
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