Special Issue "Marine Secondary Metabolites"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015)
Prof. Valeria Costantino (Website)
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples "Federico II", Via Domenico Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Fax: +39 081 678552
Interests: isolation and stereostructural elucidation of new leads compounds in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drug discovery
Dear Colleagues,This special issue is dedicated to Professor Ernesto Fattorusso, one of the pioneers in Chemistry of Marine Natural Products, who passed away in July 2012.
In the last three decades, research on natural products has clearly shown that the chances of finding new bioactive compounds are remarkably higher among the less studied marine organisms than among terrestrial organisms. The biosynthetic capability of marine organisms is amazing, even if the discovery that symbiotic microorganisms are the true producers of many of these compounds provided at least a partial answer. The jointed work of chemists of natural products with pharmacologists gave rise to hundred of publications showing the potentiality of marine natural products as leads in the drug discovery.This special issue will be focus on recent accomplishments in this field, providing a tool for young researchers that want to approach this terribly interesting world.
Dr. Valeria Costantino
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.