Special Issue "Fucoidans: From Production to Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 16886
Interests: white (industrial) and marine biotechnology; biocatalysis; the development of downstream processes
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2. Pharmacognosy Department, College of Pharmacy, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Interests: marine biotechnology; chromatography; fucoidans; phytochemistry; pharmacology
Fucoidans, both from marine invertebrates and brown seaweeds, have attracted significant interest in the last few decades due to their great variety of applications in different scientific fields compared to other sulfated biopolysaacharides. Such applications involve their versatile chemical and physicochemical properties, which depend on different factors, including the biogenic and geographical source, harvesting season, and extraction and purification methods. Nowadays, fucoidans are involved in pharmaceutical preparations ranging from cosmeceutical to anti-tumor drug formulations. For this Special Issue, we are inviting all papers considering fucoidans, from their production process to applications. Potential topics include fucoidans’ various chemical classes, applications of downstream processes, and pharmaceutical formulations containing fucoidans either alone or in combination with other drugs. The pharmacological mechanisms underlying fucoidans’ functions are also of interest, as they are important to revealing fucoidans’ outstanding effects and their potential as candidates for treating human illness.
Prof. Dr. Roland Ulber
Dr. Ahmed Zayed
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- cosmeceutical applications
- drug delivery
- downstream processes
- structure-activity relationships