Special Issue "Marine Drugs Research in Brazil"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 6340
Interests: marine glycoscience; marine natural products; bioactive polysaccharides; fucoidan; alginate; chitosan; antioxidant activity
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The Brazilian coastline extends 7,367 kilometers (4,578 mi), adjacent to more than 800,000 km2 of continental shelf, extending from 4° N at Cape Orange to 34° S at Chuí. It is smaller only than the coast of Australia. In addition, the Brazilian coastline’s climate varies considerably from the mostly tropical north to temperate zones below the Tropic of Capricorn. These variations make this coastline a promising marine source of new bioactive compounds for the development of various human industrial activities such as pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and biotechnological, making it both attractive and challenging. However, Brazil’s marine sources remain practically unexplored in the search for new biologically active natural products.
This Special Issue presents unpublished studies on natural products obtained from organisms that inhabit the Brazilian coast, as well as review articles on this topic.
As guest editors for this Special Issue, we would like to invite you to present your data regarding the study of molecules obtained from organisms found along the Brazilian coast. Studies from the isolation and purification of these molecules and their structural characterization; the evaluation of biological, pharmacological, nutraceutical, biotechnological properties; and propositions of mechanisms of action, including in silico studies, are welcome.
Dr. Hugo Alexandre Oliveira Rocha
Manuscript Submission Information
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- marine natural products chemistry
- bioactivity metabolites
- biotechnological application