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Traditional Medicine for Nephroprotection: Exploring the Role of Ethnopharmacy in Combating Kidney Inflammation and Injury

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30 September 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Prof. Qiang He, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine), Zhejiang, China

Prof. Chaoyang Ye, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

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Traditional Medicine for Nephroprotection: Exploring the Role of Ethnopharmacy in Combating Kidney Inflammation and Injury

There is a growing interest in the field of ethnopharmacy, which encompasses the study of natural substances used in traditional and local medical practices. This field explores the pharmacological effects and therapeutic applications of natural substances and identifies potential medicinal plants and extracts. Ethnopharmacy possesses untapped potential in treating various conditions, including fibrosis and inflammation due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. With their potent immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory effects, ethnopharmacy holds promise as a viable treatment option, especially considering the limited choices available for kidney injury.

By delving into ethnopharmacy, we can unveil alternative and complementary methods for addressing kidney inflammation and injury, thus expanding our arsenal of treatment approaches. It is also important to acknowledge the concerns and barriers associated with traditional medicine research. To fully realize the pharmaceutical potential of these medicines, interdisciplinary research efforts become paramount. Collaborative endeavors across various fields will be instrumental to understand the pharmaceutical potential of traditional medicine.

The goal of this Article Collection is to invite comprehensive field studies focusing on medicinal substances utilized in traditional and local cultures, specifically targeting kidney inflammation and injury. The collection encompasses research articles elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the biological and pharmacological effects of natural substances or extracts in kidney inflammation and injury. Additionally, systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the safety, efficacy, and clinical use of natural substances or extracts are also welcomed. Furthermore, bioinformatics or phytochemical analyses of bioactive compounds in natural substances or extracts, as well as novel hypotheses and observations related to ethnopharmaceutical approaches in new drug development, are of particular interest. We encourage researchers to contribute their expertise and knowledge to shed light on the potential of traditional medicines in addressing kidney-related ailments. By sharing valuable insights, we aim to advance the field of ethnopharmacy and foster new developments in the treatment of kidney inflammation and injury.

Any articles that are in the scope of the Article Collection and consistent with Renal Failure’s instruction for authors are welcomed. Relevant subtopics may include but are not limited to the following: ethnopharmacy in

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Inflammation and Cell Death in Kidney Injury
  • Cellular Regeneration Processes in Kidney Injury
  • The Development of Renal Fibrosis Triggered by Inflammation
  • Transplantation, Hypertension, and Diabetes Mellitus in Association with Kidney Injury

Keywords: ethnopharmacy, traditional medicine, natural substances, kidney inflammation and injury, renal fibrosis

Guest Advisors

Prof. Qiang He is a Professor of Nephrology of The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. He is the Director of the Provincial Key Laboratory of Chinese Medicine and Nephrology of Zhejiang, the President of the Provincial Key Discipline of Renal Immunology of Zhejiang, and the President of the Provincial Chinese Medical Key Discipline of Blood Purification of Zhejiang. His team's research focuses on kidney replacement therapy, innovative diagnostic markers discovery in chronic kidney disease, and alternative medicines and integrative treatment for kidney fibrosis.

Prof. Chaoyang Ye is a Professor of the Department of Nephrology, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Director at Institute of Kidney Research of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has long been engaged in research on critical care nephrology, complementary treatment and ethnopharmacy in chronic kidney disease.

Disclosure statement: Guest Advisors declare there is no conflict of interest.

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this Collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member).

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The deadline for submitting manuscripts is September 31st, 2024.

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