Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Natural Product - From Bioactive Molecules to Human Health

Corina Danciu

Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy


Natural Bioactive Molecules Primary Metabolites Secondary Metabolites Physico-chemical Modulation Modern Pharmaceutical Formulations Bioactive Phytocompounds Acute Diseases Menagement Chronic Diseases Phytotherapeutic Management Anti-cancer Phytochemicals Tumor Microenvironment Toxicity Phyto Preparations Contraindications

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The latest statistics in the field confirm the fact that phytotherapy is a field of increasing interest and ongoing development. Natural compounds, either in the form of total or standardized extracts, respectively as bioactive molecules, are currently one of the largest research themes in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. Natural products based on traditional, complementary and integrative medicine represent approaches in high demand in the medicine of the 21st century. It is well known that natural compounds are not free of side effects, being more or less potent depending on the class of phytochemicals, but generally they exhibit a milder toxicity compared to chemically synthesized compounds.

Given that natural compounds represent a hot topic at this moment, this book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art regarding natural bioactive molecules and human health. This books aims to cover the latest data regarding extraction, isolation and identification of natural bioactive molecules as well as structural modulation for an increased bioavailability. Moreover the book aims to review recent trends and advancements regarding the management of both acute and chronic disease with the help of natural products. Due to the increased number of publications in the field a special topic is dedicated to active anti-cancer phytocompounds. Benefits, mechanism of action as well as limitations, toxicity and contraindications of phyto preparations will also be discussed.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 22nd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 11th 2019

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Review results due: January 30th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: March 30th 2020

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About the editor

Corina Danciu

Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy

DANCIU CORINA -researcher, pharmacist, PhD (Medicine, 2013)- Doctorate conducted in co-between “Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and the Goethe University Clinic of Frankfurt, Germany;Head of Department of Pharmacognosy; 2018 -Habilitation Present: Head of Department of Pharmacognosy, Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Faculty of Pharmacy Competencies: pharmacognostical and physicochemical analysis of pure active compounds or total extracts. In vitro assays on cell culture (expertise in proliferation and apoptosis) and in vivo animal models (melanoma and inflammation). High expertise regarding flavonoids and triterpenes. The total cumulated impact factor is over 80, h-index: 10- ISI Web of Science, 13-Google Scholar,: over 60 publications, national and international prices for the presented research, peer-reviewer and guest editor for some specific magazines in the field, member in the editorial board of 6 international journals ,co-author of a patent. Research projects: member in 10 research projects Research interest: quantitative and qualitative characterization of vegetal extracts , in vivo and in vitro evaluation of pure natural compounds or total extracts for different types of cancer ,antiinflammatory,antioxidant and antibacterial effect

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