BioMed Research International

Bioactive Natural Products: Facts, Applications, and Challenges


Publishing date
07 Nov 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
20 Jun 2014

1Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, 681 00 Alexandroupolis, Greece

2Veterinary Research Institute of Athens, Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER, Neapoleos 25, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10 Athens, Greece

3Department of Food Studies and Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Msida 2080, Malta

4Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, P.O. Box 226, Reading RG6 6AD, UK


Bioactive Natural Products: Facts, Applications, and Challenges

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

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/microbiology/bionp/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 684109
  • - Editorial

Bioactive Natural Products: Facts, Applications, and Challenges

Yiannis Kourkoutas | Kimon A. G. Karatzas | ... | Nikos Chorianopoulos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 508254
  • - Research Article

Genetic and Technological Characterisation of Vineyard- and Winery-Associated Lactic Acid Bacteria

Aspasia A. Nisiotou | Dimitra Dourou | ... | Georgios Banilas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 759348
  • - Review Article

The Formation of Biofilms by Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Review of the Natural and Synthetic Compounds Interfering with Control Mechanisms

Tsiry Rasamiravaka | Quentin Labtani | ... | Mondher El Jaziri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 590470
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) on Fluconazole Activity against Fluconazole-Resistant Candida albicans Strains

Anna Mertas | Aleksandra Garbusińska | ... | Wojciech Król
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 761741
  • - Review Article

Combating Pathogenic Microorganisms Using Plant-Derived Antimicrobials: A Minireview of the Mechanistic Basis

Abhinav Upadhyay | Indu Upadhyaya | ... | Kumar Venkitanarayanan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 819209
  • - Research Article

Effect of High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing on Microbiological Shelf-Life and Quality of Fruits Pretreated with Ascorbic Acid or SnCl2

Anthoula A. Argyri | Chrysoula C. Tassou | ... | Nikos Chorianopoulos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 515623
  • - Research Article

Nonthermal Pasteurization of Fermented Green Table Olives by means of High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing

Anthoula A. Argyri | Efstathios Z. Panagou | ... | Chrysoula C. Tassou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 969143
  • - Research Article

Eucalyptus Essential Oil as a Natural Food Preservative: In Vivo and In Vitro Antiyeast Potential

Amit Kumar Tyagi | Danka Bukvicki | ... | Maria Elisabetta Guerzoni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 839019
  • - Research Article

High-Level Antimicrobial Efficacy of Representative Mediterranean Natural Plant Extracts against Oral Microorganisms

Lamprini Karygianni | Manuel Cecere | ... | Ali Al-Ahmad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 534915
  • - Research Article

Use of Antimicrobial Films and Edible Coatings Incorporating Chemical and Biological Preservatives to Control Growth of Listeria monocytogenes on Cold Smoked Salmon

Hudaa Neetoo | Fawzi Mahomoodally
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