Marine Anti-biofilm Compounds from Natural to Synthetic Compounds

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 160

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Molécules de Communication et Adaptation des Microorganismes, UMR 7245 CNRS, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 57 rue Cuvier (CP54), 75005 Paris, France
Interests: marine natural product chemistry; marine sponges; marine microbiology; marine chemical ecology; bioactivity; antifouling, anti-biofilm compounds
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UMR_MD1, Faculté de Pharmacie, Aix-Marseille Universite, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, CEDEX 5, 13385 Marseille, France
Interests: antimicrobial agents; antibiotic enhancers; organic chemistry
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School of Medical Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: natural product; medicinal chemistry; organic chemistry
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School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: marine natural product; medicinal chemistry; organic chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biofilms are characterized as complex communities of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, protozoa and viruses) that can adhere to any surface and interact with each other and their environment. They play an important role in bacterial resistance. As there is an urgent need for new antibiotics, alternative strategies to combat bacterial resistance are being actively sought. Anti-biofilm agents, which can act at different stages of biofilm formation, have emerged as a promising avenue. The exploration of the marine world, which is a unique source of promising new bioactive compounds, could be crucial to overcoming this serious global public health crisis. 

Therefore, any discovery of new or synthetic compounds with antibiofilm/antibiotic or antifouling activity or with activity related to the quorum sensing, EPS matrix and genes involved in formation and adhesion are highly welcome for this vast Special Issue. The potential multiple applications in medicine, industry and aquatic environment are other aspects of this topic that can also be explored and presented in this issue.

Dr. Marie-Lise Bourguet-Kondracki
Dr. Jean Michel Brunel
Dr. Melissa M. Cadelis
Prof. Dr. Brent R. Copp
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • marine natural or synthetic products
  • antibiofilm
  • antimicrobial
  • antibiotics
  • antifouling
  • quorum sensing
  • EPS matrix

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