The Scientific World Journal

Natural Products: Bioactivity, Biochemistry, and Biological Effects in Cancer and Disease Therapy


Publishing date
31 May 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology, Cancer Center, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

3Division of Biochemistry and Plant Physiology, SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, Chatha 180009, India

4School of Science and Technology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan


Natural Products: Bioactivity, Biochemistry, and Biological Effects in Cancer and Disease Therapy

Description

Although chemoprevention and chemotherapy has shown promises in some cancers and diseases, their available preventive agents are currently limited and generally existed with side effects. Therefore, the drug discovery for chemoprevention and chemotherapy is still challenging. It is conceivable that the effective derived natural products for chemoprevention and chemotherapy agents might be the target molecules. These molecules regulate the cell cycle, apoptosis, and signal transduction, which provides the detailed mechanism for the basis of drug discovery.

The overall aim of this special issue is to present the recent advances in natural products based on cancer and disease therapy. Furthermore, the aim of this issue also is to provide the innovative reviews of the features of natural products in terms of their bioactivities, biochemistry, and biological effects.

We invite investigators to contribute the original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts on the screening of the potential natural products for drug discovery, development of the strategies for chemoprevention and chemotherapy, as well as the evaluation of the outcomes for applying the emerging translational medicine issues. We are particularly interested in articles describing the recent advances in chemoprevention and chemotherapy, based on the antioxidant properties of natural products, as well as the other effects in the broad area of natural product studies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Natural products
  • Medicinal plants
  • Extraction
  • Analysis
  • Bioassay
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Pharmacological activity
  • Recent developments in natural products based on anticancer drug screening
  • Role of natural products in inflammation
  • Role of natural products in antioxidant and protection effects
  • Role of natural products in DNA damage/repair response

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/biochemistry/natur/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 713480
  • - Editorial

Natural Products: Bioactivity, Biochemistry, and Biological Effects in Cancer and Disease Therapy

Hsueh-Wei Chang | Li-Yeh Chuang | ... | Sammia Yasmin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 186505
  • - Research Article

Antimelanoma and Antityrosinase from Alpinia galangal Constituents

Chih-Yu Lo | Po-Len Liu | ... | Hui-Min Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 618032
  • - Review Article

Cytochrome P450 Metabolism of Betel Quid-Derived Compounds: Implications for the Development of Prevention Strategies for Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers

Che-Yi Lin | Tien-Szu Pan | ... | Ping-Ho Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 210845
  • - Research Article

Functional Ginger Extracts from Supercritical Fluid Carbon Dioxide Extraction via In Vitro and In Vivo Assays: Antioxidation, Antimicroorganism, and Mice Xenografts Models

Chih-Chen Lee | Li-Yu Chiou | ... | Hui-Min Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 189162
  • - Research Article

Online Monitoring Oxidative Products and Metabolites of Nicotine by Free Radicals Generation with Fenton Reaction in Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Shih-Shin Liang | Yow-Ling Shiue | ... | Eing-Mei Tsai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 943539
  • - Review Article

Long Noncoding RNAs-Related Diseases, Cancers, and Drugs

Jen-Yang Tang | Jin-Ching Lee | ... | Hsueh-Wei Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 790580
  • - Research Article

Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties of the Essential Oil and Extracts of Zanthoxylum alatum Grown in North-Western Himalaya

Sanjay Guleria | A. K. Tiku | ... | V. K. Razdan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 798096
  • - Research Article

Effects of Biochemical Alteration in Animal Model after Short-Term Exposure of Jatropha curcas (Linn) Leaf Extract

Osamuyimen O. Igbinosa | Efosa F. Oviasogie | ... | Omoruyi G. Idemudia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 703568
  • - Review Article

Alternative Splicing for Diseases, Cancers, Drugs, and Databases

Jen-Yang Tang | Jin-Ching Lee | ... | Hsueh-Wei Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 736386
  • - Research Article

TIPdb: A Database of Anticancer, Antiplatelet, and Antituberculosis Phytochemicals from Indigenous Plants in Taiwan

Ying-Chi Lin | Chia-Chi Wang | ... | Chun-Wei Tung
The Scientific World Journal
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate24%
Submission to final decision97 days
Acceptance to publication42 days
CiteScore1.430
Impact Factor-
 Submit

We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly and safely as possible. Any author submitting a COVID-19 paper should notify us at help@hindawi.com to ensure their research is fast-tracked and made available on a preprint server as soon as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted articles related to COVID-19.