Special Issue "Marine Natural Products with Hypolipidemic Activity"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Pharmacology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Filipe Coreta-Gomes
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Guest Editor
LAQV-REQUIMTE, Porto, Portugal
Interests: algae; hypocholesterolemic; cholesterol; bioaccessability; bioavailability; in vitro intestinal model; hypolipidemic; polysaccharides; functional food; structure–function relationships

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine natural products (MNP), such as algae (both macroalgae and microalgae) and others, are known for their chemical richness and their bioactive properties. Efforts have been addressed to the chemical characterization of their composition and to the evaluation of their in vitro and in vivo activities. Compounds such as polysaccharides and polyunsaturated fatty acids, among others, have been associated with hypolipidemic potential, although their mechanisms of action are still undisclosed.

This Special Issue aims to address structure–function relationships between the MNP chemical composition and their hypolipidemic potential. Therefore, experimental and molecular dynamics or hybrids between both, as well as review articles, are within the scope of this Special Issue, as we hope these will enable us to extend the understanding of MNP’s hypolipidemic properties.

The understanding of key rules regarding the effect of these compounds will aid in the development of functional foods and pharmacological approaches based on MNP, as well as the reinforcement of their importance in the diet, towards the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and other noncommunicable diseases. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Filipe Coreta-Gomes
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cholesterol
  • hypolipidemic
  • lipids
  • polysaccharides
  • PUFA
  • algae
  • molecular dynamics
  • non-communicable diseases
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • structure–function relationships

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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