Special Issue "Marine Bioactive Compounds Acting on Animal Reproduction"

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A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Elisabetta Tosti
Laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution, Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn”, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy
Website: http://www.szn.it/
E-Mail: tosti@szn.it
Phone: +39 081 5833288
Fax: +39 081 7641355
Interests: marine animals reproduction; marine invertebrates; marine animal health/reproduction; risk assessment; marine natural products; marine biotechnology; ion channels; marine based anticancer research

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Reproduction is a step by step process that starts at the production of gametes (gametogenesis), proceeds with their activation and interaction (fertilization) and virtually ends when full embryo development leads to the formation of a new adult individual. Electrical, morphological and biochemical modifications occurring through all the steps of the reproductive process involve ion channels activity, calcium release and oscillations, molecules, metabolites and messengers of different natures. Although it is known that marine-derived bioactive substances act on a series of biological processes, little is known on marine drugs affecting specific reproductive molecular dynamics. On the contrary, many information are available on marine natural products whose target molecules play a key role in the main steps of gametogenesis, fertilization and embryo development. The aim of this special issue is to report respectively i) the recognized impact of marine drugs of different origin on the reproductive process in animals; ii) their potential but unexplored role on the molecular mechanisms involved in the animal reproduction.

Elisabetta Tosti, Ph. D.
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • animal reproduction
  • gametes maturation
  • fertilization
  • gametes activation
  • embryo development
  • marine animal health/reproduction
  • environmental risk
  • marine natural products

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p. 1359-1367
by ,  and
Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(8), 1359-1367; doi:10.3390/md9081359
Received: 6 July 2011; in revised form: 2 August 2011 / Accepted: 3 August 2011 / Published: 10 August 2011
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p. 950-967
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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(4), 950-967; doi:10.3390/md8040950
Received: 24 February 2010; in revised form: 6 March 2010 / Accepted: 24 March 2010 / Published: 30 March 2010
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p. 881-915
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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(4), 881-915; doi:10.3390/md8040881
Received: 16 February 2010; in revised form: 2 March 2010 / Accepted: 23 March 2010 / Published: 25 March 2010
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p. 471-482
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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(3), 471-482; doi:10.3390/md8030471
Received: 30 December 2009; in revised form: 18 February 2010 / Accepted: 3 March 2010 / Published: 5 March 2010
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p. 59-79
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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(1), 59-79; doi:10.3390/md8010059
Received: 4 December 2009; in revised form: 4 January 2010 / Accepted: 18 January 2010 / Published: 19 January 2010
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p. 367-400
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Mar. Drugs 2009, 7(3), 367-400; doi:10.3390/md7030367
Received: 16 July 2009; in revised form: 6 August 2009 / Accepted: 19 August 2009 / Published: 21 August 2009
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