Special Issue "Marine Lectins 2nd Edition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 101

Special Issue Editors

G. B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia
Interests: lectins; glycobiology; marine invertebrates; glycosylation; antitumor activity
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G. B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia
Interests: lectins; oncofetal antigens; glycobiology; biological activity; immunity of marine invertebrates
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,                

The rapid development of research in the field of glycobiology has revealed the key role of lectins in intercellular interactions, which has dramatically increased interest in these molecules. Marine biological resources are widely used as sources for obtaining new physiologically active substances and objects for fundamental and applied biomedical research. More and more lectins are being isolated from marine organisms. Lectins from marine sources are structurally diverse, and their unique properties hold potential for biomedical applications. This is due to the fact that marine organisms live in a very demanding, competitive and aggressive environment that requires the production of rather specific and active molecules. Most research is focused on their use as antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory agents. The purpose of this Special Issue is to summarize the latest data on the structure, biological properties and application opportunities of marine lectins.

Dr. Oleg V. Chernikov
Dr. Irina V. Chikalovets
Guest Editors

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  • marine lectins
  • glycobiology
  • marine organisms
  • lectin structure
  • lectin function
  • lectin activity
  • lectin application
  • glycosylation
  • carbohydrate-binding activity

Published Papers

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