Special Issue "Marine Photoprotective Compounds"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)
Dr. Manfred Klisch
Plant Ecophysiology, Department of Biology, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany
Interests: ecophysiology of algae and cyanobacteria; biochemical adaptations to environmental stress
Marine organisms of the photic zone have evolved a variety of defense strategies against the adverse effects of solar radiation. These include screening of the ultraviolet proportions of the solar spectrum, quenching of photochemically generated radicals and repair of photodamage. Apart from carotenoids the mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) are among the most prominent examples of marine photoprotective compounds. These strong UV-absorbers have gained continuing scientific attention over the last decades. The increasing public concern regarding possible adverse effects of synthetic sunscreens underlines the necessity of natural alternatives and adjuvants. Therefore MAAs have attained particular commercial interest in the recent years. The current special issue will present a selection of research papers and reviews on the different aspects of marine photoprotective compounds. These can be original research articles as well as review papers related to marine photoprotective compounds. The focus of the papers may range from physiological and biochemical aspects to possible applications.
Manfred Klisch, Ph. D.
All papers should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to the Editors. To be published continuously until the deadline and papers will be listed together at the special websites. Both, research articles and review articles are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editors for announcment on this website.
Submitted papers should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a paper Open Access publication fees are 1000 CHF per paper. English correction fees (250 CHF) will be added in certain cases (1250 CHF per paper for those papers that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.).
- mycosporine-like amino acids
- scytonemin; photoprotective compounds
- ultraviolet radiation
- reactive oxygen species
Article: Complementary UV-Absorption of Mycosporine-like Amino Acids and Scytonemin is Responsible for the UV-Insensitivity of Photosynthesis in Nostoc flagelliforme
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(1), 106-121; doi:10.3390/md8010106
Received: 4 December 2009; in revised form: 5 January 2010 / Accepted: 19 January 2010 / Published: 20 January 2010| Download PDF Full-text (219 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(4), 1189-1202; doi:10.3390/md8041189
Received: 22 February 2010; in revised form: 30 March 2010 / Accepted: 7 April 2010 / Published: 8 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (244 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(4), 1273-1291; doi:10.3390/md8041273
Received: 8 March 2010; in revised form: 9 April 2010 / Accepted: 13 April 2010 / Published: 16 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (217 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Combined Effects of UVR and Temperature on the Survival of Crab Larvae (Zoea I) from Patagonia: The Role of UV-Absorbing Compounds
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(5), 1681-1698; doi:10.3390/md8051681
Received: 22 April 2010; in revised form: 12 May 2010 / Accepted: 21 May 2010 / Published: 25 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (412 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids: Relevant Secondary Metabolites. Chemical and Ecological Aspects
Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(3), 387-446; doi:10.3390/md9030387
Received: 25 January 2011; in revised form: 18 February 2011 / Accepted: 9 March 2011 / Published: 21 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (2947 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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