About this Research Topic
Natural products are used alone or together with synthetic products for the development of functional foods and nutraceuticals, as well as for the discovery of new drugs in human and veterinary medicine and/or for protection against plant pests. Furthermore, these molecules are also used in various modern delivery systems. Therefore, the characterization of these natural products with an emphasis on detection and monitoring at the molecular level is very important, not only to determine the mechanisms of their action but also to identify potentially hazardous molecules and avoid their potential direct and indirect (harmful) effects.
The collection aims to bring together the latest quality articles dealing with the development of new analytical methods for biomedical, food, and environmental applications using a molecular approach. We aim to reflect current advances in theory, experimentation, and methodology with applications to compelling problems that can elucidate the molecular basis for:
• The development of new methods leading to the identification and quantification of important (bio)molecules in complex matrices such as biological, food, or environmental samples.
• Analysis of biomolecular interactions involved in the development of new drugs and new drug administration systems using synthetic and active plant principles.
• Tailoring new materials and molecular structures through the analysis of mechanisms, reaction kinetics and thermodynamics together with computational studies.
Keywords: biomedical applications, analytical methods, molecular
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