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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Pharmacological Properties of Plant-Derived Natural Products and Implications for Human Health

Editors: Barreto, George, Sahebkar, Amirhossein (Eds.)

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  • Presents a comprehensive overview of the pharmacological properties of plant-derived natural products
  • Discusses the therapeutic potential of the most used medicinal plants and phytochemicals
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Medicinal plants and their derived products remain as an indispensable source of bioactive molecules that serve as either drug candidates or lead compounds for drug design and discovery. There are several advantages for plant-derived therapeutics including wide availability, diverse pharmacological actions and a generally good profile of safety and tolerability. Over the recent years, there have been numerous reports from clinical studies testifying to the efficacy and safety of medicinal plants and phytochemicals in ameliorating several human diseases. A plethora of basic studies has also unravelled molecular mechanisms underlying the health benefits of herbal medicines. Nevertheless, issues such as identification of bioactive ingredients, standardization of the products and drug interactions remain to be further studied. In this book, we aim to put together several chapters on the medicinal properties and pharmacological action of medicinal plants, plant species and phytochemicals. The goal is to present a comprehensive collection on most of the therapeutic aspects of plant-derived natural products and molecular mechanisms thereof.

About the authors

George E. Barreto earned his PhD in Neuroscience (2009) from Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain) studying the effects of neurosteroids on reactive glia with aging. His post-doctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine (2009-2011) focused on addressing the role of astrocytes activation following stroke and enhance astrocytic functions targeting neuronal protection. Dr. Barreto is currently a Lecturer in Cell Biology/Immunology at University of Limerick, Ireland. His research interests focus on deciphering the neuropathological mechanisms induced by accumulation of lipids in glial cells, identifying different mechanisms by which hormones can affect brain lipid metabolism and how lipids accumulation can induce neuroinflammation in absence of brain-synthesized estradiol. He is also interested in immune and neuroendocrine aspects of glial cells as a pathological mechanism in many neurological diseases. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 12 book chapters, and participated as speaker in several international congresses/meetings.

Amirhossein Sahebkar received her Pharm.D and PhD (in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) degrees from the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS; Mashhad, Iran), and is currently serving as a faculty member at the Department of Medical Biotechnology (School of Medicine), and Biotechnology Research Center of MUMS, with an adjunct title at the Metabolic Research Centre, University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia). His research focuses on the investigation of novel lipid-modifying agents, including natural products, for the management of severe dyslipidemias (including familial hypercholesterolemia) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. He has published over 800 publications on peer-reviewed international scientific journals, wrote several books and book chapters and presented numerous communications in international and national congresses. He is among ESI-listed top 1% of the world highly cited researchers in two fields: Pharmacology & Toxicology and Clinical Medicine. He is also a member of several national and international scientific committees and organizations.


Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • The Effect of Curcumin Supplementation on Pulse Wave Velocity in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

    Pages 1-11

    Alidadi, Mona (et al.)

  • Role of Curcumin in Regulating Long Noncoding RNA Expression in Cancer

    Pages 13-23

    Amini, Abolfazl (et al.)

  • The Effect of Curcumin Phytosome on the Treatment of Patients with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

    Pages 25-35

    Mirhafez, Seyed Reza (et al.)

  • Protective Effects of Curcumin Phytosomes Against High-Fat Diet-Induced Atherosclerosis

    Pages 37-44

    Hatamipour, Mahdi (et al.)

  • Intravenous Curcumin Mitigates Atherosclerosis Progression in Cholesterol-Fed Rabbits

    Pages 45-54

    Momtazi-Borojeni, Amir Abbas (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharmacological Properties of Plant-Derived Natural Products and Implications for Human Health
Editors
  • George Barreto
  • Amirhossein Sahebkar
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1308
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64872-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64872-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64871-8
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 603
Number of Illustrations
786 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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