Botanical Sources, Chemistry, Analysis, and Biological Activity of Furanocoumarins of Pharmaceutical Interest

Molecules. 2019;24(11):2163 DOI 10.3390/molecules24112163

 

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Journal Title: Molecules

ISSN: 1420-3049 (Print)

Publisher: MDPI AG

LCC Subject Category: Science: Chemistry: Organic chemistry

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Renato Bruni (Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 27/A, 43124 Parma, Italy)

Davide Barreca (Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina, Italy)

Michele Protti (Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBiT), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Via Belmeloro 6, 40126 Bologna, Italy)

Virginia Brighenti (Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via G. Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy)

Laura Righetti (Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 27/A, 43124 Parma, Italy)

Lisa Anceschi (Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via G. Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy)

Laura Mercolini (Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBiT), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Via Belmeloro 6, 40126 Bologna, Italy)

Stefania Benvenuti (Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via G. Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy)

Giuseppe Gattuso (Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina, Italy)

Federica Pellati (Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via G. Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The aim of this work is to provide a critical review of plant furanocoumarins from different points of view, including their chemistry and biosynthetic pathways to their extraction, analysis, and synthesis, to the main biological activities found for these active compounds, in order to highlight their potential within pharmaceutical science. The limits and the possible improvements needed for research involving these molecules are also highlighted and discussed.