Special Issue on Hypoglycemic Mechanisms of Functional Components from Natural Products

Published 09 September, 2020

This special issue will feature the latest research exploring the use of natural products from food and medicinal herbs in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and underlying potential mechanisms.

Diabetes is a common, chronic metabolic disease affecting the health of millions of people and has become a concern of public health worldwide. If it is not managed properly, diabetes complications will occur, which have consequences for the health of patients. Many research groups have demonstrated that a variety of natural products are effective and safe for the therapy of diabetes. However, they have yet to show the action mechanisms of these products, which may involve the function and survival of islet cells, insulin secretion, and insulin sensitivity/resistance, as well as their responsible effector molecules, signaling pathways, and targets. Studies looking at the mechanisms of natural products in the glycemic control are necessary for the development of effective anti-diabetic medicines.

We invite submissions of original research articles and comprehensive reviews which aim to identify effective natural products for treating diabetes and elaborate on their anti-diabetic mechanisms in vivo and/or in vitro.

Potential topics on diabetes include, but are not limited to:

  • Effector molecules
  • Efficacy evaluation
  • Signaling pathways
  • Targeted tissues, cells and cellular organelles

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2021

Submission Instructions:

All articles should be submitted online, please select SI: Hypoglycemic Mechanisms of Functional Components from Natural Products on submission.

To ensure that manuscripts are correctly identified, in the “Article Type” submission step, please select - SI: Hypoglycemic Mechanisms.

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