Special Issues

Natural Products for Prevention and Treatment of Liver Damage
Editor: Jelena Markovic Filipovic

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023 (Status: Open)

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jelena Markovic Filipovic      Email   |   Website
Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: toxicity; hepatotoxicity; endocrine disrupters; diabetes; natural products with beneficial effects

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Liver diseases and complications represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Liver diseases are classified in several categories; hepatitis, alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver diseases, cholestatic liver diseases, cholangiopathies, autoimmune liver diseases, cirrhosis and hepatic malignancies, such as hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Different chemicals, including alcohol, drugs and environmental toxicants, like organic pollutants and heavy metals, can cause liver damage. Most of the chemicals are metabolized in the liver, which can cause liver damage, as side effect. This damage can progress into different liver diseases. Many foodstuffs and naturally occurring phytochemicals have been recommended as hepatoprotective agents. Hepatoprotective agents can have many beneficial effects including; antioxidant, antiinflamatory, antiapoptotic and antinecrotic effects. In addition, they can promote DNA repair, and regulate lipid metabolism and bile acid biosynthesis.

This Special Issue will focus on both foodstuffs and phytochemicals with hepatoprotective effects. Papers addressing molecular, biochemical, histological, chemical and analytical approaches for hepatoprotective agents will be welcome. Both in vitro and in vivo mechanistic studies are also welcome. This issue should be of interest to hepatologists, gastro-enterologists, physicians, pathologists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, nutritionists and oncologists.

Jelena Markovic Filipovic
Guest Editor


hepatoprotective agents; foodstuffs; phytochemicals; antioxidant effects; antiinflamatory effects; antiapoptotic effects; antinecrotic effects

Manuscript Submission Information

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