Special Issue "Advances in Marine-Derived Fucoxanthin Studies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 2518
Interests: marine carotenoid production; carotenoid biosynthesis and regulation; molecular nutrition of marine carotenoids; application of fucoxanthin in food science
Interests: antimicrobial photodynamic therapy; aging and longevity; bioactivity of natural products; biochemical and molecular mechanism; biophotonics; Caenorhabditis elegans model; functional foods; gut microbiome modulation; intestinal health; phytochemicals; probiotics; programmed cell death modulation by chemicals
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Fucoxanthin is a novel marine carotenoid and it occurs abundantly in seaweeds and micaoalgae. Fucoxanthin acts as a light harvesting pigment with other pigments such as chlorophyll a and c in the fucoxanthin chlorophyll a/c-binding protein (FCP) complex located in the thylakoid membrane. Until now, the health benefits and application technologies of this pigment in various fields have received much attention. In addition, many people have attempted to industially produce fucoxanthin. However, higher quantities of other carotenoids, than those of fucoxanthin have been successfully produced at the industral scale, such as astaxanthin and lutein, and obtaining basic information about it and its application technologies can readdress this.
In this Special Issue, we invite you to discuss all aspects of marine-derived fucoxanthin: the biosynthetic regulation and metabolic engineering of the fucoxanthin biosynthetic pathway, the development of fucoxanthin production methods from macro- and microalgae, the theraputic activities and molecular mechanism of fucoxanthin for human health, and food processing methods to improve stability and bioavailablity.
I hope that this Special Issue will provide an overview of recent original research of this valuable marine carotenoid in various fields to improve ourunderstanding. I would like to invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting original articles and review papers and thank the authors for their valuable contributions.
Dr. Sang Min Kim
Prof. Dr. Kyungsu Kang
Dr. Song Yi Koo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- marine carotenoids
- industrial application
- health benefits
- carotenoid biosynthesis
- metabolic engineering
- health benefits of fucoxanthin
- encapsulation of fucoxanthin
- stability and bioavailablity