Special Issue "Marine Antimicrobial Agents"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018
Dr. Miguel O. Mitchell
American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Interests: antibacterial agents; cation-pi and sigma hole-based protein–ligand complex investigations; the interface of chemistry and art; improving low-income accessibility of hands-on chemical instrumentation-based experiments in analytical chemistry and biochemistry
This Special Issue contains communications, full research papers, and reviews pertaining to the following topics:
(1) Purification, spectroscopic structure elucidation, and biological characterization (with requisite in vitro antibacterial MIC (uM) and mammalian cytotoxicity study (uM)) of novel antibacterial compounds derived from marine organisms.
Marine antibacterial compounds include:
- bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal agents
- quorum sensing antagonists
- antiproliferative agents, e.g., inhibitors of bacterial enzymes disrupting the tissue matrix
- inhibitors of cancer-causing or cancer-aiding effects of bacterial infection
Full spectroscopic data (original proton, carbon-13, 2D NMR spectra, and HRMS) and purity confirmation (LCMS chromatogram or elemental analysis) must be included.
(2) Study of biological marine antibacterial agents
- predatory bacteria
(must include in vitro animal cell cytotoxicity study against cells from relevant species, e.g., poultry cell cytotoxicity for an antibacterial agent eliminating a poultry infection)
(3) Investigation of antibacterial selectivity of known or new marine antibacterial agents towards marine vs. terrestrial bacteria
(4) Mechanism of action of marine antibacterial agents, new or previously reported
Dr. Miguel O. Mitchell
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Antibacterial agent
- Quorum-sensing antagonist
- Predatory bacteria