Special Issue on The Importance and Function of Polyphenols in Human and Plants

Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2015

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Terefe Bezuneh
      Department of Chemistry, Arbaminch University, Arbaminch, Ethiopia

    Guest Editor

  • Introduction

    Polyphenols a group of plant secondary metabolites are among essential bioactive compounds both for human and plants. Polyphenols are the most widely distributed secondary plant metabolites ubiquitously present in the plant kingdom. Plants synthesize phenolic compounds for various purposes including growth, reproduction, pigmentation and as a protective agent to insects and pathogens to list some. It also plays significant role in human by acting as a protective agent against so many degenerative and infectious diseases as cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, oral and neurodegenerative disease, aging and others. It can be understood that this special issue can contributes to the understanding of the diversity, function and importance of polyphenols to human and plants. Therefore this special issue solicits original research and reviews emphasizing on the specified topics.

    Relevant topics that would be considered for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijnfs.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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