Special Issue "Biosurfactants"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2010)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yoshie Maitani
Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Fine Drug Targeting Research Laboratory, Hoshi University, Ebara 2-4-41, Shinagawa, Tokyo 142-8501, Japan
E-Mail: yoshie@hoshi.ac.jp

Guest Editor
Dr. Laurence G. Rahme
Harvard Medical School, 340 Thier Research Building, 50 Blossom Street, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Website: http://genetics.mgh.harvard.edu/RahmeWeb/
E-Mail: rahme@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu
Phone: +1 617 724 5003
Fax: +1 617 724 8558
Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; multi-host pathogenesis; host-pathogen interactions; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Acinetobacter; Quorum sensing; small excreted molecules; virulence factors; anti-infectives, anti-virulence drugs; Antibiotic tolerance; models of infections; Drosophila; intestinal infections; burn injury; wound infections; muscle response to infection; bacterial transcriptional regulation

Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jan Michiels
Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, K.U.Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 20 box 2460, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Website: http://www.biw.kuleuven.be/dtp/cmpg/spi
E-Mail: jan.michiels@biw.kuleuven.be

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biosurfactants are surface-active substances synthesized by living cells. Biosurfactants constitute a variety of microbial extracellular lipids that are produced in large amounts from inexpensive natural sources.

Biosurfactants have been receiving increasing attention due to their unique properties: low toxicity, biodegradability, and biological activities, compared to chemically synthesized counterparts from an earth environmental point of view.

Biosurfactants enhance the solubilization and emulsification of hydrophobic substances and increase their availability for microbial degradation. These compounds can also be used in enhanced oil recovery and may be considered for other potential applications in environmental protection. Other applications include herbicides formulations, detergents, health care and cosmetics.

Prof. Dr. Yoshie Maitani
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • surfactant
  • production
  • drug delivery system
  • cosmetic
  • novel characterization
  • environment

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p. 2463-2476
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(4), 2463-2476; doi:10.3390/ijms12042463
Received: 1 March 2011; in revised form: 14 March 2011 / Accepted: 23 March 2011 / Published: 8 April 2011
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p. 1787-1806
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(3), 1787-1806; doi:10.3390/ijms12031787
Received: 3 November 2010; in revised form: 15 February 2011 / Accepted: 2 March 2011 / Published: 9 March 2011
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p. 1767-1786
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(3), 1767-1786; doi:10.3390/ijms12031767
Received: 9 December 2010; in revised form: 8 February 2011 / Accepted: 3 March 2011 / Published: 8 March 2011
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p. 1232-1244
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(2), 1232-1244; doi:10.3390/ijms12021232
Received: 2 November 2010; in revised form: 9 February 2011 / Accepted: 12 February 2011 / Published: 18 February 2011
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p. 633-654
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(1), 633-654; doi:10.3390/ijms12010633
Received: 30 November 2010; in revised form: 8 December 2010 / Accepted: 10 January 2011 / Published: 18 January 2011
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p. 462-475
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(1), 462-475; doi:10.3390/ijms12010462
Received: 17 December 2010; in revised form: 11 January 2011 / Accepted: 11 January 2011 / Published: 17 January 2011
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p. 141-172
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(1), 141-172; doi:10.3390/ijms12010141
Received: 19 October 2010; in revised form: 3 December 2010 / Accepted: 10 December 2010 / Published: 30 December 2010
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p. 5095-5108
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(12), 5095-5108; doi:10.3390/ijms11125095
Received: 1 November 2010; in revised form: 15 November 2010 / Accepted: 1 December 2010 / Published: 9 December 2010
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p. 4526-4538
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(11), 4526-4538; doi:10.3390/ijms11114526
Received: 8 October 2010; in revised form: 24 October 2010 / Accepted: 10 November 2010 / Published: 12 November 2010
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p. 4417-4425
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(11), 4417-4425; doi:10.3390/ijms11114417
Received: 14 October 2010; in revised form: 30 October 2010 / Accepted: 1 November 2010 / Published: 4 November 2010
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