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Representative recent publications of INPST collaborative work

Atanasov, A.G., Zotchev, S.B., Dirsch, V.M. et al. Natural products in drug discovery: advances and opportunities. Nat Rev Drug Discov (2021).

Dongdong Wang, Yang Yang, Yingnan Lei, Nikolay T. Tzvetkov, Xingde Liu, Andy Wai Kan Yeung, Suowen Xu and Atanas G. Atanasov. Targeting Foam Cell Formation in Atherosclerosis: Therapeutic Potential of Natural ProductsPharmacological Reviews, October 1, 2019, 71 (4) 596-670; DOI:

Tzvetkov NT, Stammler HG, Hristova S, Atanasov AG, Antonov L. (Pyrrolo-pyridin-5-yl)benzamides: BBB permeable monoamine oxidase B inhibitors with neuroprotective effect on cortical neurons. Eur J Med Chem. 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2018.11.009.

Yeung AWK, Tzvetkov NT, Georgieva MG, Ognyanov IV, Kordos K, Jóźwik A, Kühl T, Perry G, Petralia MC, Mazzon E, Atanasov AG. Reactive Oxygen Species and Their Impact in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Literature Landscape Analysis. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2020 Mar 9. doi: 10.1089/ars.2019.7952

Peter Brown, RELISH Consortium, Yaoqi Zhou, Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature searchDatabase, Volume 2019, 2019, baz085,

Yeung AWK, Mocan A, Atanasov AG. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food: A bibliometric analysis of the most cited papers focusing on nutraceuticals and functional foods. Food Chem. 2018 Dec 15;269:455-465. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.06.139.

Wang L, Eftekhari P, Schachner D, Ignatova ID, Palme V, Schilcher N, Ladurner A, Heiss EH, Stangl H, Dirsch VM, Atanasov AG. Novel interactomics approach identifies ABCA1 as direct target of evodiamine, which increases macrophage cholesterol efflux. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 23;8(1):11061. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29281-1.

Andy Wai Kan Yeung, Nikolay T. Tzvetkov, Osama S. El-Tawil, Simona G. Bungǎu, Mohamed M. Abdel-Daim, and Atanas G. Atanasov. Antioxidants: Scientific Literature Landscape Analysis. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, vol. 2019, Article ID 8278454, 11 pages, 2019. doi:10.1155/2019/8278454.

Yeung AWK, Heinrich M, Atanasov AG. Ethnopharmacology-A Bibliometric Analysis of a Field of Research Meandering Between Medicine and Food Science? Front Pharmacol. 2018 Mar 15;9:215. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00215.



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