Special Issue "Marine Peptides and Their Mimetics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Peter Duggan
Leader, Peptides and Peptidomimetics Team, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Bayview Avenue, Clayton VIC 3168, Australia
E-Mail: Peter.Duggan@csiro.au
Interests: use of modified amino acids, peptides and peptidomimetics in chemical biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The number of bioactive peptides isolated from marine organisms continues to grow. These peptides are found in a range of phyla including Mollusca, Crustacea, Porifera, Cnidaria, Nemertina, Echinodermata and Craniata, as well as a number of fish species. Marine peptides have been shown to possess a range of activities of medical relevance including an ability to interact with a variety of human ion channels.  Marine peptides have also been found to possess antimicrobial, antiviral, anticoagulant and antifreeze properties. 

This special issue will present recent results from the isolation, characterisation and biological evaluation of peptides found in marine organisms. Peptides rarely make good therapeutics and the design, synthesis and testing of small-molecule mimetics of bioactive marine peptides with medical relevance is also the subject of much research, and will also be a focus of this special issue.

Peter Duggan
Guest Editor

Submission

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs).

Keywords

  • marine peptides
  • peptidomimetics
  • cystine knots
  • cone snails
  • structure-activity
  • structure determination
  • biological activity
  • ion channel blockers
  • peptide synthesis

Published Papers (12 papers)

Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(10), 3632-3660; doi:10.3390/md11103632
Received: 12 July 2013; in revised form: 30 July 2013 / Accepted: 5 August 2013 / Published: 30 September 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(8), 2873-2881; doi:10.3390/md11082873
Received: 21 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 27 June 2013 / Published: 13 August 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(7), 2382-2397; doi:10.3390/md11072382
Received: 17 April 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 27 May 2013 / Published: 8 July 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(7), 2328-2346; doi:10.3390/md11072328
Received: 23 April 2013; in revised form: 30 May 2013 / Accepted: 7 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(7), 2293-2313; doi:10.3390/md11072293
Received: 14 April 2013; in revised form: 27 May 2013 / Accepted: 6 June 2013 / Published: 28 June 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(6), 2203-2215; doi:10.3390/md11062203
Received: 1 April 2013; in revised form: 20 May 2013 / Accepted: 27 May 2013 / Published: 19 June 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(6), 2069-2112; doi:10.3390/md11062069
Received: 19 April 2013; in revised form: 28 May 2013 / Accepted: 30 May 2013 / Published: 14 June 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(6), 2013-2041; doi:10.3390/md11062013
Received: 1 April 2013; in revised form: 22 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 May 2013 / Published: 10 June 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(6), 1878-1898; doi:10.3390/md11061878
Received: 25 April 2013; in revised form: 13 May 2013 / Accepted: 15 May 2013 / Published: 3 June 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(6), 1836-1852; doi:10.3390/md11061836
Received: 26 March 2013; in revised form: 25 April 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 28 May 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(5), 1693-1717; doi:10.3390/md11051693
Received: 12 March 2013; in revised form: 7 April 2013 / Accepted: 23 April 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(10), 2349-2368; doi:10.3390/md10102349
Received: 12 September 2012; in revised form: 10 October 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012
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Last update: 19 October 2012

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