Special Issue "Marine Drugs Research in Russia"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 13551
Interests: lipid biochemistry; fatty acids, lipids; lipid metabolism; lipid analysis; trophic biomarkers; mollusks; algae; symbiosis
The diversity of species in the vast oceanic environment represents the virtually limitless potential of marine biological resources. Marine organisms possess a great range of chemical compounds exhibiting various biological activities that may have implications for human health. Major groups of marine organisms such as echinoderms, cnidarians, crustaceans, mollusks, algae, fungi, and bacteria are considered especially promising natural resources for obtaining valuable products. Some of them have a high nutritional value, being a source of essential compounds, while others can potentially be used in the pharmaceutical industry. In Russia, there are a number of scientific schools developing the fundamental ideas laid down by their founders that use the huge, but still unexplored, diversity of marine life with its newly discovered substances and biosynthetic potential. These research teams, having the unique natural resources of the Pacific Ocean available, develop and implement advanced ideas, search for new substances, investigate chemical structures, carry out chemical synthesis of analogues, test biological activities, and design novel drugs for the benefit of health, nutritional science, and medicine. They have formed fruitful collaborations with several research institutions worldwide.
This Special Issue aims to cover the progress in searching for organisms rich in bioactive compounds and studying promising molecules isolated from unique natural resources.
We welcome the submission of comprehensive/brief reviews, original research papers, and communications.
Dr. Natalia V. Zhukova
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 natural products
- sea grass
- marine symbiotic bacteria