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Therapeutic Potential of Natural Pharmacological Agents in the Treatment of Human Diseases


Publishing date
18 Jul 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
28 Feb 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA

2Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA

3School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500046, India


Therapeutic Potential of Natural Pharmacological Agents in the Treatment of Human Diseases

Description

The natural products produced by a living organism from the nature with significant pharmacological activity regulate various vital cell signaling pathways that cause mitogenic, cytotoxic, and genotoxic reactions leading to various disease pathologies. Several natural products derived from plants for thousands of years have been traditionally used to treat various types of human illnesses. Nowadays, most of the natural products are processed and developed as potential pharmacological agents with effective antioxidative, antimitotic, anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, antiangiogenic, and anticarcinogenic properties. Some natural products have been employed as lead compounds to obtain highly biologically relevant semisynthetic pharmacological derivatives with increased efficiency and efficacy for the therapeutic use. The aim of the special issue will be to assemble original research articles, clinical studies, and review articles describing the current findings on pharmacologically promising valuable natural products with remarkable therapeutic activities to control human diseases.

We invite authors to submit articles that explore aspects of therapeutic potential of natural products in the treatment of human diseases. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmacology and biological activities of natural products
  • Mechanism of action of natural products
  • Natural products as enzyme inhibitors and receptor antagonists
  • Natural products as anti-infective and anti-inflammatory agents
  • Natural products as anticancer agents
  • Novel methods to identify the pharmacological activity of natural products
  • Elucidating the efficacy of natural products in controlling human diseases related to cardiovascular, central, and peripheral nervous system and the endocrine system
  • Immunomodulatory (immunosuppressive and immunostimulatory) effects in the treatment of human diseases

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/pharmacology/tpn/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 573452
  • - Editorial

Therapeutic Potential of Natural Pharmacological Agents in the Treatment of Human Diseases

Kota V. Ramana | Sharad S. Singhal | Aramati B. Reddy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 213973
  • - Review Article

Mallotus philippinensis Muell. Arg (Euphorbiaceae): Ethnopharmacology and Phytochemistry Review

Mayank Gangwar | R. K. Goel | Gopal Nath
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 925302
  • - Review Article

A Review on the Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs and Formulae with Hypolipidemic Effect

Tung-Ting Sham | Chi-On Chan | ... | Shun-Wan Chan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 569087
  • - Review Article

Carum copticum L.: A Herbal Medicine with Various Pharmacological Effects

Mohammad Hossein Boskabady | Saeed Alitaneh | Azam Alavinezhad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 802189
  • - Research Article

Effect of the Zataria multiflora on Systemic Inflammation of Experimental Animals Model of COPD

Mohammad Hossein Boskabady | Lilla Gholami Mhtaj
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 154106
  • - Review Article

Essential Oils and Their Constituents as Anticancer Agents: A Mechanistic View

Nandini Gautam | Anil K. Mantha | Sunil Mittal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 939738
  • - Research Article

Pleurodesis Induction in Rats by Copaiba (Copaifera multijuga Hayne) Oil

Fernando Luiz Westphal | Mauro Canzian | ... | Valdir F. Veiga-Junior
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 971569
  • - Research Article

In Silico Molecular Docking and In Vitro Antidiabetic Studies of Dihydropyrimido[4,5-a]acridin-2-amines

A. Bharathi | Selvaraj Mohana Roopan | ... | M. Gayathri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 349074
  • - Research Article

Effect of Alocasia indica Tuber Extract on Reducing Hepatotoxicity and Liver Apoptosis in Alcohol Intoxicated Rats

Swagata Pal | Ankita Bhattacharjee | ... | Suman Khowala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 549836
  • - Research Article

Bioassay-Guided Isolation and Antioxidant Evaluation of Flavonoid Compound from Aerial Parts of Lippia nodiflora L.

A. Sudha | P. Srinivasan
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