Collagen and Chitin from Marine Resources and Their Interdisciplinary Applications—2nd Edition

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 92

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Center for Climate Change Research, University of Toronto (ONRamp at UTE), Toronto, ON, Canada
Interests: marine collagen; marine chitin; chitosan; marine proteins; marine polysaccharides; drug discovery; biomineralization; biomaterials; marine invertebrates; corals; marine algae; marine fish proteomics; marine biotechnology
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Dear Colleagues,

Following the success of the first edition this Special Issue, “Collagen and Chitin from Marine Resources and Their Interdisciplinary Applications”, we are delighted to announce its second edition.

Marine collagen and chitin have great potential applications in drug discovery, drug delivery, wound healing, tissue engineering, antiaging, agriculture, and environmental fields. These two biopolymers also exhibit similar hierarchical structural organizations. After cellulose, chitin is the world's second-most important natural polymer and has been identified in bacteria, fungi, plants, and marine invertebrates. Chitin can also be enzymatically deacetylated to chitosan, a more flexible and soluble biopolymer. As mentioned above, it has many applications, including in the biomedical, environmental, and agricultural sectors. Similarly, nature is a source of massive quantities of collagen, especially in marine organisms. Collagen is the main fibrous structural protein in animals' extracellular matrix and connective tissue. It contributes greatly to biotechnology products and medical applications.

As the Guest Editor of this Special Issue, I would like to invite you to submit recent innovations for these two biopolymers, including original studies, reviews, short communications, and innovations in biological sources and their promising applications.

Dr. Azizur Rahman
Guest Editor

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 collagen
  • marine chitin
  • chitosan
  • marine proteins and peptides
  • biopolymers
  • corals
  • sponges
  • sea urchins
  • marine fish
  • mollusks/bivalves
  • marine algae
  • marine polysaccharides
  • marine bioactive compounds
  • marine biotechnology
  • marine biomaterials
  • proteomics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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