Special Issue "Marine Bioactive Compounds with Neuroprotective Potential"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 88

Special Issue Editor

G.B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, 690022 Vladivostok, Russia
Interests: cells of the immune system; the molecular mechanism of action; membrane receptors; neurodegenerative disorders; cytoptotection; inflammation; new drug discovery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,                

Neurodegenerative disorders are the second leading cause of death worldwide and the first leading cause of disability. The most common diseases affecting the brain are Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and multiple sclerosis. Due to the high mortality and incidence of neurological disorders, preventive and therapeutic strategies are critical. Currently, no effective pharmacological treatment has been proposed that would block or treat the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Conventional medications prescribed to treat neurological disorders are associated with various side effects; consequently, in recent years, many researchers have considered the possible therapeutic effects of natural products on neurological diseases. The search and development of new approaches and drugs for their treatment is an extremely urgent task. In recent years, natural compounds of marine origin have been of great interest for their structural diversity and wide range of biological activity. In addition to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, antidiabetic, and cardioprotective properties, biocompounds of a marine origin have also shown neuroprotective activity.

Thus, through the utilization of the biological functions of the most intensively studied biocompounds as potential drugs for neurodegenerative disorders, marine pharmacology is constantly proving its potential in the field of biomedicine.

This Special Issue is intended to present ongoing research into the neuroprotective properties of marine natural compounds. We particularly welcome papers evaluating the molecular mechanisms of action of marine-derived compounds and their analogues. Also of interest are works on the isolation and structure determination of new compounds of marine origin with neuroprotective activity in the latest in vitro and in vivo models in the field of neurodegenerative disease research.

Dr. Evgeny A. Pisliagin
Guest Editor

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  • new drug discovery and development
  • neuroinflammation
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • marine biologically active compounds
  • neuroprotection
  • central nervous system (CNS) disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
  • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • schizophrenia
  • dementia

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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