Special Issue "Biomedicines From the Sea, Volume II"

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Discovery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 270

Special Issue Editor

Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: diabetes; obesity; cancer; non-communicalbe diseases; marine natural compounds; fucoidan; seaweed; clams; food chemistry; pharmacology; drug metabolism; pharmacokinetics; pre-clinical pharmacology; natural compound extraction; polyamine metabolism; marine bioactives
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Life starts from the ocean. We look for inspiration from the sea in literature, design, engineering, food, and medicine. Marine organisms have provided many medicines in the past, and we are searching for more to enrich our biomedicine collection. Natural marine metabolites have long been providing us with biomedicines and/or nutraceuticals.

Biomedicines or potential candidates of biomedicines from marine organisms are a research target for many field specialists around the world. Some compounds have been successfully developed into drugs. For example, triterpenoids extracted from sea sponges have become an anticancer drug. Other marine bioactives are in clinical trials to be developed into medicines and/or nutraceuticals to be used in our daily life, including peptides, carbohydrates, and lipids. Biomedicines from the sea with various bioactivities have become a popular research field that is yielding interesting results every day. Hence, this Special Issue aims to gather the most relevant and new research articles in this field, including but not limited to chemical and biological extraction, identification, screening, and testing of marine compounds; preclinical and clinical investigation of compounds/products from the sea in medicine; and the development of those compounds/products into pharmaceuticals and/or nutraceuticals. We hope to capture the progress and development in this important field, through this Special Issue, which will also offer an opportunity for scientists who are working in this field to showcase their recent findings and attract the attention of their peers and the wider readership of this journal. With the open access model and a high impact factor, this will be an excellent platform for you to display your important research findings.

Prof. Dr. Jun Lu
Guest Editor

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  • marine
  • biomedicine
  • metabolite
  • natural compounds
  • nutraceutical
  • sea products
  • pharmaceutical pharmacology
  • clinical trial
  • drug discovery
  • drug development

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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