Special Issue "Marine Fatty Acids-2013"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2013)
Dr. Valerie Smith (Website)
Scottish Oceans Institute, East Sands, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK
Fax: +44 1334 463443
Interests: marine microbiology and comparative immunology
Fatty acids are ubiquitous natural compounds that serve various and diverse biological roles. Fatty acids exert many bioactivities, including antimicrobial, antiviral or anti-cancer effects, immune modulation, organismal toxicity, cell communication and regulation of gene transcription. The diversity of biological effects exerted by fatty acids is mainly due to differences in their structures and the types of lipids into which they are incorporated. Importantly, there is increasing appreciation for the considerable variety of fatty acids from organisms living in our oceans and their promise for biotechnological or biomedical application. Progress in this field is advancing rapidly and this Special Issue of Marine Drugs is focussed on highlighting some of the ways that fatty acids function as biological mediators or effectors and the potential of those from marine sources for development as pharmacological or therapeutic agents. As Guest Editors, we invite researchers interested in this topic to contribute original research reports and in depth reviews to this Special Issue. Accepted contributions will be published online along with invited articles.
Dr. Valerie Smith
Dr. Andrew Desbois
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- eicosapentaenoic acid
- marine chemical ecology
- monounsaturated fatty acids
- natural products
- polyunsaturated fatty acids