Special Issue "Pharmacological Potential of Marine Natural Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 9240
Interests: marine natural products; lead compound; medicinal chemistry; structure-activity relationship; mechanism of action
Marine natural products (MNPs) have proven to be an important resource for original drug discovery. It is of great research value and application potential to search for lead molecules with significant pharmacological activity from marine drug-derived organisms. In the past few decades, MNPs used as new lead compounds with high value have gained considerable attention. In particular, some MNPs were discovered to have significant antitumor, antiviral, and antibacterial activities, which have great potential for development. MNPs exhibiting profound biological activities have been and continue to be an important source for the discovery and development of new medicine and agricultural agents.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the discovery and bioactivity of marine natural products, including the biological activity of new secondary metabolites from marine organisms, molecular structure identification, and potential pharmacological activities of MNPs.
Prof. Dr. Chang-Lun Shao
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- marine natural products
- marine drugs
- biological activity
- structure-activity relationship
- antitumor activity
- antiviral activity
- antibacterial activity
- structural determination
- mechanism of action