Special Issue "Marine Lipids"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2015)
Prof. Dr. Gilles Barnathan
College of Pharmacy, University of Nantes, Nantes, France
Phone: (33)2 53 48 41 98
Interests: Marine lipids with biological activity and with interest in human health and nutrition; bioactive glycolipids; fatty acid and sterol compositions; marine sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids; analytical methods in structure dtermination and lipidomics
Dear Colleagues,Marine lipids are undoubtedly representatives of the marine chemical biodiversity. Phospholipids, glycolipids and oxylipins have considerable importance and will be taken into account, especially glycolipids that excite increasing interest regarding their promising antitumor and immunomodulating activities. Fatty acids (FA) and FA-containing lipids in particular are ubiquitous in the marine organisms, especially invertebrates, and they have proved to be a major source of unique structures. Thus, marine invertebrates, such as mollusks or most primitive animals (sponges, gorgonians), are rich in lipid compounds of biological interest. In addition to the very important polyunsaturated FA, such as those from the n-3 series, a great number of various FA occur in marine organisms ranging from bacteria and first planktonic marine producers to fish, including branched, non-methylene-interrupted, conjugated, hydroxylated, methoxylated and halogenated FA. Nevertheless, these unique lipids originate from unusual biosynthetic pathways and their biological roles still remain unknown.
This Special Issue devoted to “Marine Lipids” will highlight recent interesting studies regarding, among other topics, bioassay guided fractionation employed to isolate compounds displaying promising bioactivities, use of new lipid extraction techniques such as enzymatic tissue disruption, and using the lipidomic approach in the characterization and comparison of lipid classes present in biological samples. The aim of this issue is to present recent advances and to introduce some important future research directions in the field of research. Thus, we hope that gathering manuscripts here will inform on a number of aspects of recent developments within this field.
Prof. Dr. Gilles Barnathan
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- fatty acids
- marine organisms
- marine chemical ecology
- biosynthetic pathways
- biological interest
- biological activity