Coral and Coral-Associated Microorganisms: Source of New Anti-inflammatory Compounds

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 381

Special Issue Editors

Graduate Institute of Natural Products, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taiwan;
Research Center for Chinese Herbal Medicine, College of Human Ecology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Interests: neutrophilic inflammation; innate immunity; signal transduction; protein kinase; drug research and development
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Program in the Clinical Drug Development of Herbal Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 11031, Taiwan
Interests: natural products chemistry; mass spectrometry-based metabolomics; pharmacognosy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inflammation is a very complex combination of physiological and pathological responses. Inflammation helps the immune system defend against microbial infection, but overwhelming inflammatory responses damage cells and tissues, resulting in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases as well as autoimmune disorders. Therefore, the tight regulation of inflammatory responses is a very important issue for human health. Marine natural products have diverse chemical structures that provide novel sources for developing anti-inflammatory drugs. Over the last few decades, there have been significant advances in characterizing anti-inflammatory lead compounds from natural resources. This Special Issue aims to publish research focusing on the identification of novel anti-inflammatory compounds from coral and coral-associated micro-organisms along with the in-depth study of their pharmacological mechanisms.

Prof. Dr. Tsong-Long Hwang
Prof. Dr. Kuei-Hung Lai
Guest Editors

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  • acute inflammatory disease
  • anti-inflammatory compounds
  • autoimmune disorders
  • chronic inflammatory disease
  • coral
  • coral-associated micro-organisms
  • marine natural products
  • immune
  • inflammation
  • pharmacological mechanisms

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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