Journal of Chemistry

Natural Bioactive Compounds: Chemistry, Extraction, and Applications


Publishing date
01 Feb 2023
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Oct 2022

1Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore, Pakistan

2University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

3University of Sadat City, Sadat, Egypt


Natural Bioactive Compounds: Chemistry, Extraction, and Applications

Description

Natural bioactive compounds and plant extracts are comprised of small quantities of extra nutritional constituents providing both health benefits and enhanced nutritional value, based on their ability to modulate one or more metabolic processes. Plant-based diets are being thoroughly researched for their cardiovascular properties and effectiveness against cancer. Flavonoids, phytoestrogens, phenolic compounds, and carotenoids are some of the bioactive compounds that aim to work in preventing and treating the diseases in a systemic manner, including hypertension, atherosclerosis, and heart failure. Since they are obtained from renewable sources, they are not hazardous to health, and can sometimes even have a curative effect. Furthermore, the use of natural dyes does not pose any problems with regard to the disposal of the product. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are the most important characteristics that make them favorable candidates for the treatment of various diseases.

However, their low water solubility and stability result in low bioavailability, limited accessibility, and poor absorption. The oral delivery of bioactive compounds is constrained due to physiological barriers such as the pH, mucus layer, gastrointestinal enzymes, epithelium, etc.

This Special Issue will explore various aspects of natural bioactive compounds, including their sources, photochemistry, and associated biological activities explored under in-vitro and in-vivo animal and human studies. A particular focus is given on innovative technological approaches for the effective extraction of bioactive compounds for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications. We welcome original research and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Extraction of plant compounds
  • Purification of plant compounds
  • Characterization of plant extracts
  • Identification of bioactive compounds
  • Biological properties of plant compounds/extracts
  • Applications of plant bioactive compounds
  • Bioactive components in fruits and vegetables
  • Extraction of bioactive compounds: conventional and green extraction techniques
  • Phytochemicals from fruit wastes for sustainable and socially acceptable poultry production
  • Pharmacological activities of bioactive compounds
  • Bioactive compounds and health claims
  • Bioactive compounds as natural antioxidants
  • Chemical characterization of bioactive compounds
  • Quality and stability measurements of bioactive compounds
  • Bioactive compounds as functional foods

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 6504505
  • - Research Article

Biological Activities and GC-MS Analysis of Aloe vera and Opuntia ficus-indica Extracts

Afaf Alghamdi | Wafa Alshehri | ... | Haifa Hakmi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 6111058
  • - Research Article

Phytoconstituent Isolation and Cytotoxicity Evaluation of the Egyptian Cassia occidentalis L. Possessing Selective Activity against Lung Carcinoma

Hanaa M. Sayed | Mahmoud A. Ramadan | ... | Marwa A. A. Fayed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 3469727
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of Antioxidant, Antidiabetic, Cytotoxic Potentials, and Phytochemicals of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Javaria Hafeez | Muhammad Naeem | ... | Ibrahim Shirzad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 8315711
  • - Research Article

Antioxidant Activity of Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids from Dodonaea angustifolia Flower: HPLC Profile and PASS Prediction

Fekade Beshah Tessema | Yilma Hunde Gonfa | ... | Rakesh Kumar Bachheti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 4170703
  • - Research Article

Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Pharmacoinformatic Integrated Analysis of Bioactive Phytochemicals from Azadirachta indica (Neem) to Treat Diabetes Mellitus

Asif Abdullah | Partha Biswas | ... | Ruchika Garg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 6316589
  • - Research Article

Natural Bioactive Compounds Promote Cell Apoptosis in Gastric Cancer Treatment: Evidence from Network Pharmacological Study and Experimental Analysis

Yan Wang | Haiyang Wang | Shun Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 5224921
  • - Research Article

Emodin Alleviates Lupus Nephritis in Rats by Regulating M1/M2 Macrophage Polarization

Weijian Xiong | Ying Li | ... | Yunjie Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 6298366
  • - Research Article

Exploring the Anticonvulsant Activity of Aqueous Extracts of Ficus benjamina L. Figs in Experimentally Induced Convulsions

Rajinder Singh | Mohammad Khalid | ... | Rajbir Bhatti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 2349713
  • - Research Article

Comparative Analysis of the Content of Sum of Hydroxycinnamic Acids from Leaves of Actinidia arguta Lindl. Collected in Ukraine and China

Nadiia Kovalska | Uliana Karpiuk | ... | Dejiang Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 2755084
  • - Review Article

Photochemistry, Functional Properties, Food Applications, and Health Prospective of Black Rice

Muhammad Abdul Rahim | Maryam Umar | ... | Talha Bin Emran
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