Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds from Coral Reef Organisms"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2020) | Viewed by 19326
Interests: antimicrobial agents; natural products chemistry; liquid chromatography; NMR analysis; mass spectrometry; synthesis of biologically active molecules; structure-based drug design; medicinal chemistry
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Drug Discovery through Molecular Docking
Although coral reefs occupy less than 0.1% of the world’s ocean surface in tropical and subtropical zones, we know that they provide habitat for 25% of all marine organisms. This highly bio-diverse ecosystem presents a number of species interacting with the environment and with each other in a competition for life resources including food, space and sunlight. The invertebrates, associated bacteria and marine plants living in this habitat have proven to be the source of secondary metabolites with peculiar molecular structures and mostly showing remarkable biological activity that make them promising candidates for new drug discovery.
This Special Issue will report results on coral reef natural products involved at any level of the production of drugs, from their isolation to structural characterization, from chemical synthesis to preliminary biological investigation and more advanced pharmacological evaluation. I would like to invite you to submit articles on your current research on this topic, as well as critical overview works of the existing literature.
Prof. Ines Mancini
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- coral reef natural products
- marine metabolites
- structural elucidation
- organic synthesis
- therapeutic lead compounds