Special Issue "Marine Lipids"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2015
Prof. Dr. Gilles Barnathan
College of Pharmacy, University of Nantes, Nantes, France
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
Article: Antimalarial Activity of Axidjiferosides, New β-Galactosylceramides from the African Sponge Axinyssa djiferi
Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(4), 1304-1315; doi:10.3390/md11041304
Received: 6 February 2013; in revised form: 4 March 2013 / Accepted: 19 March 2013 / Published: 17 April 2013| PDF Full-text (525 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Palyosulfonoceramides A and B: Unique Sulfonylated Ceramides from the Brazilian Zoanthids Palythoa caribaeorum and Protopalyhtoa variabilis
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(12), 2846-2860; doi:10.3390/md10122846
Received: 11 September 2012; in revised form: 19 November 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 14 December 2012| Cited by 4 | PDF Full-text (927 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(12), 2698-2714; doi:10.3390/md10122698
Received: 8 October 2012; in revised form: 14 November 2012 / Accepted: 22 November 2012 / Published: 29 November 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (503 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Characterization and Cytotoxicity Studies of the Rare 21:4 n-7 Acid and Other Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from the Marine Opisthobranch Scaphander lignarius, Isolated Using Bioassay Guided Fractionation
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(12), 2676-2690; doi:10.3390/md10122676
Received: 9 October 2012; in revised form: 12 November 2012 / Accepted: 15 November 2012 / Published: 26 November 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (647 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(11), 2535-2559; doi:10.3390/md10112535
Received: 24 September 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 31 October 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012| Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (300 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(9), 2047-2054; doi:10.3390/md10092047
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 23 August 2012 / Accepted: 5 September 2012 / Published: 20 September 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (326 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids of Marine Macroalgae: Potential for Nutritional and Pharmaceutical Applications
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(9), 1920-1935; doi:10.3390/md10091920
Received: 10 July 2012; in revised form: 6 August 2012 / Accepted: 14 August 2012 / Published: 24 August 2012| Cited by 11 | PDF Full-text (849 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Cytotoxicity on Human Cancer Cells of Ophidiacerebrosides Isolated from the African Starfish Narcissia canariensis
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(12), 2988-2998; doi:10.3390/md8122988
Received: 5 November 2010; in revised form: 6 December 2010 / Accepted: 20 December 2010 / Published: 22 December 2010| Cited by 4 | PDF Full-text (332 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(12), 2961-2975; doi:10.3390/md8122961
Received: 21 October 2010; in revised form: 13 December 2010 / Accepted: 16 December 2010 / Published: 17 December 2010| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (357 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Demospongic Acids Revisited
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(10), 2569-2577; doi:10.3390/md8102569
Received: 7 September 2010; in revised form: 27 September 2010 / Accepted: 30 September 2010 / Published: 8 October 2010| Cited by 5 | PDF Full-text (113 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Effect of Marine Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Biofilm Formation of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(10), 2597-2604; doi:10.3390/md8102597
Received: 2 September 2010; in revised form: 27 September 2010 / Accepted: 28 September 2010 / Published: 8 October 2010| Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (327 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(7), 2175-2184; doi:10.3390/md8072175
Received: 7 June 2010; in revised form: 7 July 2010 / Accepted: 14 July 2010 / Published: 19 July 2010| Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (89 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 25 August 2014