Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Natural Active Ingredients for Diabetes and Metabolism Disorders Treatment


Publishing date
28 Oct 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
10 Jun 2016

Lead Editor

1Arab American University, Jenin, State of Palestine

2King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India

3Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India

4Qasemi Research Center-Al-Qasemi Academic College, Baqa El-Gharbiyya, Israel

5Harvard University, Boston, USA

6University of Texas-Houston University, Houston, USA


Natural Active Ingredients for Diabetes and Metabolism Disorders Treatment

Description

In the modern and contemporary world, the incidence of metabolic disorders and diabetes (especially type 2) is rising continuously due to modernization in life style and unhealthy dietary habits. Herbal medicines can be beneficial against such ailments. Indeed, nature is the best cooker of medicines due to the fact that natural products have been optimized to interact optimally with the biological systems through a long natural selection process. Natural products therefore have been a source of therapeutics for millennia, and during the past century many drugs were developed from natural sources. Currently, we are witnessing a great progress in evidence-based modern medicine and pharmacology. The characterization of pharmacological and biological effects of herbal-based medicines is becoming more competitive and complex, with the involvement in this research area of experts belonging to different scientific fields, including botany, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. However, despite this great progress in evidence-based modern medicine and pharmacology, traditional medicinal plants continue to be practiced without regulations in many countries. It is crucial hence to keep on studying medicinal plants efficacy in vitro and in vivo including their toxicity in order to prevent their abuse.

We invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles dealing with the physiological as well as molecular and biochemical efficacy of medicinal plants and natural active compounds in treating metabolic disorders and diabetes in vitro and in vivo. We are interested in articles that explore aspects of medicinal plants and their active compounds in metabolic disorders, insulin sensitizing, and particularly in the research of new molecular targets directly related to metabolic disorders, for example, abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Isolation and characterization of novel medicinal plants active compounds possessing antidiabetic and metabolic disorders potential benefits
  • Recent advances in drug discovery from medicinal plants with antidiabetic and anti-metabolic disorders potentials
  • Identification and validation of novel targets of medicinal plants and active compounds insulin sensitizer, as well as studies of related fuel metabolism
  • Identification of the cellular target of the effective antidiabetic plant extract(s), for example, proteins and genes involved in the insulin action pathway
  • Medicinal plants affecting gut microbiota and the host’s metabolism (associated with diabetes and obesity) and the extraction of energy in animal models

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2965214
  • - Editorial

Natural Active Ingredients for Diabetes and Metabolism Disorders Treatment

Hilal Zaid | Abbas A. Mahdi | ... | Amitava Dasgupta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4032618
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Hypoglycemic and Genotoxic Effect of Polyphenolic Bark Extract from Quercus sideroxyla

Marcela Soto-García | Martha Rosales-Castro | ... | Norma Paniagua-Castro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7390504
  • - Review Article

Natural Products Improving Hyperuricemia with Hepatorenal Dual Effects

Shijun Hao | Chunlei Zhang | Haiyan Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3537163
  • - Review Article

Applicability of Isolates and Fractions of Plant Extracts in Murine Models in Type II Diabetes: A Systematic Review

Gabriela Diniz Pinto Coelho | Vanessa Soares Martins | ... | Reggiani Vilela Gonçalves
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8429398
  • - Research Article

Effect of Betula pendula Leaf Extract on α-Glucosidase and Glutathione Level in Glucose-Induced Oxidative Stress

Kristina Bljajić | Nina Šoštarić | ... | Marijana Zovko Končić
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7493694
  • - Research Article

Diosgenin and 5-Methoxypsoralen Ameliorate Insulin Resistance through ER-α/PI3K/Akt-Signaling Pathways in HepG2 Cells

Ke Fang | Hui Dong | ... | Fuer Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9425714
  • - Review Article

Euonymus alatus: A Review on Its Phytochemistry and Antidiabetic Activity

Xifeng Zhai | George Binh Lenon | ... | Chun-Guang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2039897
  • - Research Article

In Vivo Interrelationship between Insulin Resistance and Interferon Gamma Production: Protective and Therapeutic Effect of Berberine

Mohammad Ahmad Mahmoud | Doaa Ahmad Ghareeb | ... | Mohammad Mohammad Elsayed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8243215
  • - Review Article

Antidiabetic Properties, Bioactive Constituents, and Other Therapeutic Effects of Scoparia dulcis

Geethi Pamunuwa | D. Nedra Karunaratne | Viduranga Y. Waisundara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5614564
  • - Research Article

The Hypoglycemic and Antioxidant Activity of Cress Seed and Cinnamon on Streptozotocin Induced Diabetes in Male Rats

Safaa Qusti | Haddad A. El Rabey | Sarah A. Balashram
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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