Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Potential of Terpenoids and Flavonoids from Asteraceae as Anti-Inflammatory, Antitumor, and Antiparasitic Agents


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1Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2National University of Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina

3Academy of Sciences, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

4Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Potential of Terpenoids and Flavonoids from Asteraceae as Anti-Inflammatory, Antitumor, and Antiparasitic Agents

Description

Asteraceae, also known as Compositae, is one of the largest families and it is widely distributed in the world. It comprises more than 1700 genera with over 23000 species. In the last decades, different species from this family have been studied because of the variety and amount of bioactive compounds in it. Among them, terpenoids and flavonoids stand out because of their biological activities being anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and antiparasitic the most relevant. Many of these bioactive compounds or their derivatives are used in therapy or are in preclinical or clinical trials. The flavonoid quercetin is in clinical trials for prostate cancer and its primary prevention. Within terpenoids, the sesquiterpene lactones artemisinin and arglabin, both isolated from Artemisia species, are approved drugs for human malaria and cancer treatment, respectively.

In this sense, the aim of this special issue is to publish research papers as well as review articles addressing recent advances on the study of terpenoids and flavonoids from Asteraceae as potential anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and antiparasitic agents. Original high quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals are expected. Papers concerning extraction and biological activities of essential oils will not be considered.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Isolation and identification of bioactive terpenoids and/or flavonoids from Asteraceae
  • Anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, and/or antiparasitic activity of previously isolated terpenoids and/or flavonoids
  • Semisynthetic derivatives of natural bioactive terpenoids and/or flavonoids
  • Mechanism of action of bioactive terpenoids and/or flavonoids

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6196198
  • - Editorial

Potential of Terpenoids and Flavonoids from Asteraceae as Anti-Inflammatory, Antitumor, and Antiparasitic Agents

Valeria P. Sülsen | Emilio Lizarraga | ... | João Henrique G. Lago
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8248142
  • - Research Article

Andrographolide Inhibits Inflammatory Cytokines Secretion in LPS-Stimulated RAW264.7 Cells through Suppression of NF-κB/MAPK Signaling Pathway

Yu Li | Shengnan He | ... | Jinjie Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7187168
  • - Research Article

Targeting Tumor Microenvironment: Effects of Chinese Herbal Formulae on Macrophage-Mediated Lung Cancer in Mice

Fei Xu | Wenqiang Cui | ... | Jingcheng Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3679295
  • - Research Article

Boi-ogi-to (TJ-20), a Kampo Formula, Suppresses the Inflammatory Bone Destruction and the Expression of Cytokines in the Synovia of Ankle Joints of Adjuvant Arthritic Rats

Xinwen Zhang | Zhou Wu | ... | Xu Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4951937
  • - Research Article

Chemicals Compositions, Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Cynara scolymus Leaves Extracts, and Analysis of Major Bioactive Polyphenols by HPLC

Maryem Ben Salem | Hanen Affes | ... | Khaled Mounir Zeghal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2694261
  • - Research Article

Icariin Prevents H2O2-Induced Apoptosis via the PI3K/Akt Pathway in Rat Nucleus Pulposus Intervertebral Disc Cells

Xiangyu Deng | Sheng Chen | ... | Hongzhi Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3285394
  • - Research Article

The Impacts of Chrysanthemum indicum Extract on Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Responses in Adjuvant-Induced Arthritic Rats

Mei Dong | Dongsheng Yu | ... | Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2675631
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Screening for Cytotoxic Activity of Herbal Extracts

Valter R. M. Lombardi | Iván Carrera | Ramón Cacabelos
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