From Plants to Pharmacy Shelf: Focus on Phytomedicine
• 大类 : 医学 - 3区
• 小类 : 药物化学 - 2区
• 小类 : 全科医学与补充医学 - 1区
• 小类 : 药学 - 2区
• 小类 : 植物科学 - 2区
In the recent years, phytotherapy field have witnessed a tremendous progress. Perhaps, among the most notable example from the recent years is the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, awarded to prof. Tu for the artemisinin’s discovery (Phytomedicine, 2015, 22: A1-A3). Nowadays, in excess of 25% of all medicines are derived either directly or indirectly from plants. Morphine and codeine (analgesic), paclitaxel (antineoplastic) and galanthamine (reversible cholinesterase inhibitor), besides artemisinin are good examples in this direction and amongst the best-selling drugs worldwide (Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2018, 122: 203-205). Recently in the USA, for instance, two drug applications have been approved for marketing botanical products as prescription drugs, namely Mytesi (formally known as Fulyzaq; crofelemer), an oral drug for the treatment of HIV-related diarrhea and Veregen (sinecatechins), a topical drug for the treatment of genital and perianal warts. These drug approvals are testimonial examples that complex botanical mixtures can be developed to meet the FDA standards of safety, efficacy and quality (FDA/CDER SBIA Chronicles, 2015).
The International Conference on Natural Products Utilization: from Plants to Pharmacy Shelf (ICNPU-2019)traditionally attempt to cover the wide spectrum of application of plants with special emphasis on the sustainable use of natural products, emerging -omics platforms and recent trends in (ethno)pharmacology, toxicology, molecular biology and biotechnology.
This Special issue of Phytomedicine (IF20173.61; Q1 in Complementary and Alternative Medicine) is designed to accommodate selected papers (reviews as well as original research articles) that fit to the Phytomedicine aims and scope (tentative authors can kindly consult here:www.elsevier.com/journals/phytomedicine/0944-7113/guide-for-authors). The ICNPU-2019 attendees are encouraged to propose an article on a subject relevant to the journal’s focus. Please, kindly send a synopsis and CV to the Guest Editor email@example.com. The publication is by invitation only.
Invited authors have to submit their manuscripts online through the Elsevier Editorial System by selecting " ICNPU-2019" as the "Article Type" so that their papers are included in this special issue.