Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Special Invertebrate Models and Integrative Medical Applications: Regulations, Mechanisms, and Therapies


Publishing date
23 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Jan 2014

Lead Editor

1Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Science, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan

2Laboratory of Comparative Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1763, USA

3Faculty of Dentistry, The University of British Columbia, 2151 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3

4Department of Biological Science and Technology, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

5Bio Therapeutics, Education & Research Foundation, Irvine, USA


Special Invertebrate Models and Integrative Medical Applications: Regulations, Mechanisms, and Therapies

Description

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) together with conventional medicine is increasing worldwide, resulting in the tendency to employ strategies of integrative medicine. Recently, more and more attention has been paid to the studies relating to the beneficial role of invertebrates’ extracts or single components in in vitro and in vivo experiments. This tendency makes such extracts potential CAM in the treatment of human disease. Although this approach to using extracts shows potential in integrative medicine, the molecular signaling pathways associated with the beneficial effect of these extracts are urgently required.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles and review papers which are closely related to the regulatory role of extract in cell and animal models, in order to accelerate the use of this traditional medicine as CAM in integrative medicine. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cell or animal model for the study on extract (or single compound) treatments alone or integrated with conventional therapies.
  • Advanced molecular mechanisms associated with extracts (or its single compound) treatments alone or integrated with conventional therapies.
  • Clinical trials relating to extract (or its single compound) treatments alone or integrated with conventional therapies.

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 843961
  • - Editorial

Special Invertebrate Models and Integrative Medical Applications: Regulations, Mechanisms, and Therapies

Chih-Yang Huang | Edwin L. Cooper | ... | Ronald Sherman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 904958
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Developing Insect Natural Products as Potential Modern Day Medicines

Norman Ratcliffe | Patricia Azambuja | Cicero Brasileiro Mello
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 184959
  • - Review Article

Corals and Their Potential Applications to Integrative Medicine

Edwin L. Cooper | Kyle Hirabayashi | ... | Paul W. Sammarco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 592419
  • - Review Article

Mechanisms of Maggot-Induced Wound Healing: What Do We Know, and Where Do We Go from Here?

Ronald A. Sherman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 651768
  • - Research Article

Millipedes as Food for Humans: Their Nutritional and Possible Antimalarial Value—A First Report

Henrik Enghoff | Nicola Manno | ... | Maurizio G. Paoletti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 205929
  • - Review Article

Recommendations for the Use of Leeches in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 572859
  • - Review Article

Marine Invertebrate Natural Products for Anti-Inflammatory and Chronic Diseases

Kalimuthu Senthilkumar | Se-Kwon Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 783971
  • - Review Article

Recombinant Protein Production of Earthworm Lumbrokinase for Potential Antithrombotic Application

Kevin Yueju Wang | Lauren Tull | ... | Dehu Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 829070
  • - Review Article

Honey as a Potential Natural Anticancer Agent: A Review of Its Mechanisms

Sarfraz Ahmed | Nor Hayati Othman
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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