About this Research Topic
To harness the potential of these bioactive compounds, it is crucial to delve into their molecular and cellular mechanisms of action and explore their pharmaceutical applications.
The aim of this collection is to encourage and support investigations focused on the bioactive compounds derived from macro and microalgae, with a specific emphasis on understanding their molecular and cellular mechanisms of action and exploring their potential as pharmaceutical agents. By elucidating these mechanisms and identifying potential applications, we can contribute to the development of novel therapeutic interventions.
Researchers are encouraged to contribute a diverse range of content, including original research articles, reviews, perspectives, and more, that delve into the following key areas:
- Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Action: Investigating the specific targets and signaling pathways through which bioactive molecules derived from macro and microalgae exert their effects; Elucidating the modulation of cellular processes, including inflammation, immune response, cell signaling, and gene expression
- Pharmaceutical Applications: Evaluating the potential of bioactive compounds from macro and microalgae as therapeutic agents for various diseases, such as cancer, inflammatory disorders, metabolic diseases, and neurodegenerative conditions; Assessing the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of these compounds, as well as their interactions with existing medications
- Identification and Characterization of Bioactive Compounds: Reporting novel methods for the extraction, isolation, and purification of bioactive compounds from macro and microalgae; Characterizing the chemical structure, bioactivity, and physicochemical properties of newly discovered compounds
All the manuscripts submitted to the Ethnopharmacology section will need to fully comply with the Four Pillars of Best Practice in Ethnopharmacology (you can freely download the full version here). We also expect that the MS follow the standards established in the ConPhyMP statement Front. Pharmacol. 13:953205.. Specifically, please note the requirements outlined in Pillar 1 and 2, including: 1a) Traditional context - The traditional context must be described in the introduction and supported with bibliographical primary references (see also Section 3 esp. 3d - traditional medicinal preparations and their assessment). This may be based on modern uses of a plant in general healthcare.
Keywords: macroalgae, microalgae, bioactive compounds, molecules, pharmaceutical applications, pharmacological activities
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