Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Bioactive Natural Molecules and Traditional Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Airways Diseases


Publishing date
06 May 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Dec 2015

1Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil

2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

3Universidade de Franca, Franca, Brazil


Bioactive Natural Molecules and Traditional Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Airways Diseases

Description

The innate and adaptive immune systems, as well as structural cells, modulate the severity and duration of airway inflammatory response. Aberrant immune responses, including those induced by allergens, environmental pollutants, infectious or other noxious agents, can lead to excessive leukocyte recruitment and the production of proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and other immunomodulatory mediators which can initiate or sustain airway disorders. In recent decades, considerable progress has been made in the understanding of genetic and immunological factors that contribute to the development of airway disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and acute lung injury. Unfortunately, current therapies and treatments for airway disorders have not advanced dramatically despite our advanced knowledge and are less than idea. Traditional herbal medicine and bioactive natural products are being used as therapeutic substitutes or as complementary treatments to augment existing therapies. The natural compounds found in these may have the potential to form the basis of new drugs for the treatment of diseases. In this issue, we take a particular interest in reviews and original papers that investigate the effects of bioactive natural molecules and traditional herbal medicines in clinical and preclinical (cellular or animal models) studies in prevention and treatment of airways diseases.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Preclinical and clinical assays evaluating traditional herbal medicine and their bioactive natural components with potential to be used in the prevention and treatment of airway disorders
  • Ethnopharmacological studies of bioactive compounds used in the treatment of airways diseases
  • Bioassays and chemical characterization of natural products which may be available to treatment of airway disorders
  • Toxicity/safety of medicinal plants and bioactive natural products to be used in the airways treatment

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9872302
  • - Editorial

Bioactive Natural Molecules and Traditional Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Airways Diseases

Alexandre de Paula Rogerio | Troy Carlo | Sergio R. Ambrosio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6082729
  • - Review Article

Application of Traditional Chinese Medical Herbs in Prevention and Treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Li Li Lin | Jin Jun Shan | ... | Shou Chuan Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5292346
  • - Research Article

Tanreqing Injection Attenuates Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Airway Inflammation through MAPK/NF-κB Signaling Pathways in Rats Model

Wei Liu | Hong-li Jiang | ... | Bing Mao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8703239
  • - Research Article

Cortex phellodendri Extract Relaxes Airway Smooth Muscle

Qiu-Ju Jiang | Weiwei Chen | ... | Qing-Hua Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7896081
  • - Research Article

Effect of Inhalation of Aromatherapy Oil on Patients with Perennial Allergic Rhinitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Seo Yeon Choi | Kyungsook Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 428208
  • - Research Article

In Vivo Evaluation of the Antiasthmatic, Antitussive, and Expectorant Activities and Chemical Components of Three Elaeagnus Leaves

Yuebin Ge | Fei Zhang | ... | Dingrong Wan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 678487
  • - Research Article

Ferulic Acid Induces Th1 Responses by Modulating the Function of Dendritic Cells and Ameliorates Th2-Mediated Allergic Airway Inflammation in Mice

Chen-Chen Lee | Ching-Chiung Wang | ... | Yueh-Lun Lee
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance to publication46 days
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