ISSN:0065-1370 (print)
ISSN:3027-9313 (online)

The ACTA MANILANA is the official publication of the Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences of the University of Santo Tomas. It is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to cover research and development in all areas of the natural and applied sciences. It features research papers, short communications and review papers which have been peer-evaluated and recommended for publication. 

The ACTA MANILANA is indexed and abstracted in the Web of Science Master Journal List (Clarivate Analytics), Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, and Google Scholar.


The Acta Manilana is the official publication of the Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences of the University of Santo Tomas which aims to serve as a venue for the dissemination of the research findings in the diverse areas of the natural and applied sciences.


The Acta Manilana features peer-reviewed research articles, short communications and review papers in the following fields:

  • Advanced and Nano Materials
  • Biodiversity, Ecology, Systematics and Taxonomy
  • Chemical Sensors and Biosensors
  • Engineering Process Design, Intelligent and Embedded Systems, and Automation
  • Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Natural Products, Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals
  • Pure and Applied Microbiology


Fortunato Sevilla III, Ph.D.

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Associate Editor   
Mario A. Tan, Ph.D.

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Managing Editor    
Bernard John V. Tongol, Ph.D.

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Section Editors:

Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro, Dr. rer. nat.  (Biological Sciences)

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Christina A. Binag, Ph.D.  (Chemical Sciences)

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Agnes L. Castillo, Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

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Michael Francis D. Benjamin, Ph.D. (Engineering and Mathematics)

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Manuscript Editor 

Jose H. Bergantin Jr., Ph.D. 

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Web Editor

Alan Rodelle M. Salcedo, Ph.D.

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Seong Soo A. An, Ph.D.
Gachon University, South Korea

Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D.
Providence College, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Dominic C. Y. Foo, Ph.D.
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

John Holdsworth, Ph.D.
The University of Newcastle, Australia

Chih-hao Hsieh, Ph.D.
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Bambang Kuswandi, Ph.D.
Universitas Jember, Indonesia

Arben Merckoçi, Ph.D.
Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Barcelona, Spain

Pornchai Rojsitthisak, Ph.D.  
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Sangaraju Shanmugam, Ph.D. Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Bertram Emil Shi, PhD
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Stephen Stephenson, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas, U.S.A.

Mike Thiv, Ph.D.  
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, Germany


VOLUME 72 : 2024

Isolation and Identification of Fungal Endophytes Associated with Leaves of Rhizophora mucronata Lamk.

Jayzon G. Bitacura, James Kennard S. Jacob and Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz

PAGE 1-17

Online Publication Date: April 2024

Association of MTNR1B rs10830963 C>G Polymorphism with the risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: An Updated Meta-analysis

Joe Anthony H. Manzano, Sasha Mikole Gutierrez, Marlan T. Magdalaga, Omar A. Albuaimi and John Donnie A. Ramos

PAGE 18-32

Online Publication Date: April 2024

Predicted Inflammatory Protein Targets of Tinosporacordifolia Secondary Metabolites: ADMET and MolecularDocking Studies

Loraine Jewel P. Burayag, Yara Haifa R. Acmad, Carmela P. Alberto, Bernadette Nicole F. Ang, Marie Ericka V. Arona, Vincent Raphael R. Balajadia, Giselle Ann R. Bautista, Alanis Renei L. Berja, Jamille Anne C. Caringal, Alessandra E. Castillo, Maria Salvacion A. Esmalla, and Agnes L. Castillo

PAGE 33-54

Online Publication Date: May 2024

Selective Candida tropicalis inhibitory bisanthraquinonerugulosin A potentially targets NADPH-cytochrome P450reductase in silico

Joe Anthony H. Manzano, Allan Patrick G. Macabeo, and Nicanor Austriaco

PAGE 55-67

Online Publication Date: May 2024


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