Special Issue "Marine Biomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Hermann Ehrlich
Biomineralogy & Extreme Biomimetics, Institute of Experimental Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Leipziger Str. 23, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Website: http://tu-freiberg.de/exphys/biomineralogy-and-extreme-biomimetics/gruppenleiter
E-Mail: Hermann.Ehrlich@physik.tu-freiberg.de
Phone: +49 3731 39 2867
Fax: +49 3731 39 4314
Interests: marine biomaterials; biominerals; biocomposites and biomimetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The biological, chemical and materials diversity of the marine environment is immeasurable and therefore is an extraordinary resource for the discovery of new bioactive substances, drugs, toxins, pigments, enzymes; as well as biopolymers, bioadhesives, bioelastomers and hierarchically structured biocomposites. Recent technological and methodological advances in structure elucidation, genomics, proteomics, organic synthesis, bioinspired materials chemistry, biological assays and biomimetics have resulted in the isolation and clinical evaluation of various novel pharmacological preparations and biomaterials. These compounds range in structural class from simple linear peptides to complex biopolymers. There are no doubts that diversity of biological materials of marine origin is almost equivalent to the marine biodiversity. According to generalized classification of biological materials of marine origin, we pick out:

  • Biomineralized Structures and Biocomposites (skeletal formations, macro- and microscleres, spicules, spines, bristles, cell walls, cyst walls, loricae etc.)
  • Non-mineralized Structures (bioelastomers like abductin, resilin, gorgonin, spongin; antipathin, bioadhesives like byssus and related DOPA-based polymers; biocements and glues)
  • Macromolecular Biopolymers (marine polysaccharides of algal origin; chitin, collagens)
  • Self-made Biological Materials (tubular structures of marine invertebrates like some protists, foraminifera or worms which are made due to co-agglutination of external mineral debris, sand grains or other particles)
Dr. rer. nat. Hermann Ehrlich
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • biominerals
  • biocomposites
  • biomimetics
  • biomaterial
  • biosilica
  • bioelastomers
  • calcification
  • chitin
  • collagen
  • corals
  • marine invertebrates
  • spicule

Published Papers (12 papers)

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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(8), 4379-4398; doi:10.3390/md12084379 (doi registration under processing)
Received: 6 May 2014; in revised form: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 16 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(7), 4231-4246; doi:10.3390/md12074231
Received: 19 June 2014; in revised form: 7 July 2014 / Accepted: 8 July 2014 / Published: 23 July 2014
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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(7), 4005-4030; doi:10.3390/md12074005
Received: 13 March 2014; in revised form: 28 April 2014 / Accepted: 6 May 2014 / Published: 30 June 2014
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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(5), 2877-2912; doi:10.3390/md12052877
Received: 13 March 2014; in revised form: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 16 April 2014 / Published: 13 May 2014
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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(4), 2269-2281; doi:10.3390/md12042269
Received: 25 January 2014; in revised form: 18 March 2014 / Accepted: 25 March 2014 / Published: 10 April 2014
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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(4), 2245-2268; doi:10.3390/md12042245
Received: 4 February 2014; in revised form: 6 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 10 April 2014
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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(7), 1459-1475; doi:10.3390/md10071459
Received: 31 March 2012; in revised form: 17 June 2012 / Accepted: 27 June 2012 / Published: 10 July 2012
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Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(6), 967-983; doi:10.3390/md9060967
Received: 29 April 2011; in revised form: 20 May 2011 / Accepted: 26 May 2011 / Published: 7 June 2011
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Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(4), 666-679; doi:10.3390/md9040666
Received: 25 January 2011; in revised form: 5 April 2011 / Accepted: 7 April 2011 / Published: 21 April 2011
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Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(4), 615-624; doi:10.3390/md9040615
Received: 8 March 2011; in revised form: 31 March 2011 / Accepted: 12 April 2011 / Published: 18 April 2011
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Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(2), 196-223; doi:10.3390/md9020196
Received: 22 December 2010; in revised form: 15 January 2011 / Accepted: 26 January 2011 / Published: 8 February 2011
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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(9), 2517-2525; doi:10.3390/md8092517
Received: 12 August 2010; in revised form: 3 September 2010 / Accepted: 13 September 2010 / Published: 20 September 2010
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