American Journal of BioScience

Special Issue

Natural Products: Health and Disease

  • Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Palanisamy Arulselvan
About This Special Issue
Natural products and their secondary metabolites/derivatives have traditionally been precious as a novel rich source of various preventive and therapeutic mediators for many diseases and illnesses. It represents a rich source of bioactive compounds and are an example of molecular diversity, with well-known potential in drug discovery and development research.

Until now, natural products have provided the inspiration for most of the active ingredients in medicines: around 80% of medicinal therapeutic inventions were either directly derived from naturally occurring active compounds or were inspired by a natural product, and more recent research findings confirms the continuing importance of natural products for drug discovery scenario. This special issue is intended to discuss the importance of natural products research and its role in modern drug discovery and development for various diseases/disorders.

We invite the researchers to submit original and review articles in different fields of natural products. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Pharmacological potential of medicinal plants
2. Phytochemistry
3. Quantitative analysis of active compounds
4. Ethnopharmacology/pharmacognosy
5. Food sciences and Food chemistry
6. Preclinical and clinical trials/reports on use of natural products for treating various ailments
7. Safety evaluations of natural products
8. Comparative investigations on natural products and synthetic drugs
Lead Guest Editor
  • Palanisamy Arulselvan

    Laboratory of Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, Institute of Bioscience (IBS), University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

Guest Editors
  • Nikhil Madadi

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States

  • Shreekant Deshpande

    Analytical Department, Eutech Scientific Services, INC, Higland Park, United States

  • Varsha Singh

    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States

  • Ashok Kumar Pandurangan

    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Gokhan Zengin

    Department of Biology, Science Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

  • Mandumo Mguli

    HIV/AIDS- University of Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Sharida Fakurazi

    Laboratory of Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, Institute of Bioscience (IBS), University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

  • Taofeek Ajiboye

    Department of Biological Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria

Published Articles
  • Hepatoprotective Effect of Sesame Oil against Lead Induced Liver Damage in Albino Mice: Histological and Biochemical Studies

    Azab El-Saied Azab

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-2, December 2014
    Pages: 1-11
    Received: 11 October 2014
    Accepted: 29 October 2014
    Published: 25 November 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbio.s.2014020602.11
    Abstract: The liver performs many vital functions to eliminate toxins and harmful substances from the body. Hepatotoxic agents can react with the basic cellular components and consequently induce almost all types of liver lesions. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible hepatoprotective role of sesame oil against lead acetate induced hepatotoxi... Show More