Special Issue "Marine Collagen: A Promising Biomaterial for Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 23619
Interests: biomaterials; 3D cell culture; organoids; marine biology; cancer; immunology; cell biology; thymus regeneration
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Marine Drugs invites submissions to this Special Issue on “Marine Collagen: A Promising Biomaterial for Biomedical Applications”.
Collagen-based biomaterials are extensively applied in various biomedical fields, such as a scaffold in tissue engineering. However, there are many challenges facing the use of mammalian collagen, including the issues of religious constrains, an allergic or autoimmune reaction, and the spread of animal diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, and foot-and-mouth disease. Over the past few decades, marine collagen (MC) has emerged as a promising biomaterial for biomedical applications due to its structural similarity to mammalian collagen. Marine organisms are a rich source of structurally novel and biologically active compounds, and to date, many biological components have been isolated from various marine resources. MC offers advantages over mammalian collagen due to its water solubility, easy extractability, low immunogenicity, safety, biocompatibility, biodegradability, antimicrobial activity, functionality, and low production costs. Due to its characteristics and physicobiochemical properties, it has tremendous potential for use as a scaffold biomaterial in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, in drug delivery systems, and as a therapeutic.
In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions of the recent developments, advancements, trends, challenges, and future perspectives in this new research field. We expect to receive contributions from different areas of multidisciplinary research, including—but not restricted to—extraction, characterization, fabrication, and experimentation of MC, with a particular focus on their biomedical uses. Comprehensive review papers are also welcome in this Special Issue.
Dr. Sik Yoon
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Marine collagen
- Extraction, characterization, fabrication
- 3D cell culture, bioprinting
- Tissue engineering
- Regenerative medicine
- Drug delivery, therapy
- Biomedical application