Special Issue "Polysaccharides from Marine Environment"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Pharmacology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 51

Special Issue Editor

1. Department of Marine Life Sciences, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Republic of Korea
2. Marine Science Institute, Jeju National University, Jeju 63333, Republic of Korea
Interests: polysaccharides, fucoidans, carrageenans, ulvans, agars, alginic acids, chitins and chitosans, chondroitin sulfates, glucosaminoglycans, marine organism; prevention or improvement of disorders; functionalities, bioactivities, bioavailabilities
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine biodiversity and marine organisms are vital components of nature. Their potential is highly appreciated in functional foods and pharmaceutical industries. The structures of various polysaccharides obtained from marine resources greatly impact their valuable applications. Marine plants, animals, and microorganisms have rich sources of polysaccharides. Based on the origin, we can find marine animal polysaccharides (chitin, chitosan, chondroitin sulfate, marine glycosaminoglycans), marine plant polysaccharides (brown algae: fucoidan, alginate, laminarin; red algae: carrageenan, agar; green algae: ulvan), and marine microbial polysaccharides (exopolysaccharides, structural polysaccharides, intracellular polysaccharides). This Special Issue, “Polysaccharides from Marine Environment”, will be published in the journal of Marine Drugs. The focus will be on defining the extraction of polysaccharides, identifying their structures, and recognizing their effectiveness in different bioactivities to make functional foods, and pharmaceuticals in the future.

Prof. Dr. You-Jin Jeon
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • polysaccharides
  • marine environments
  • extraction and isolation techniques
  • modification techniques
  • structures
  • bioactivities
  • functional foods
  • prevention
  • improvement
  • disorders

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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