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Special Issue "Biological Potential of Marine and Terrestrial Species"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paula B. Andrade

REQUIMTE/LAQV, Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira 228, Porto 4050-313, Portugal
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Interests: metabolite profiling of natural matrices; natural agents for inflammation; neurodegenerative disorders
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Patrícia Valentão

REQUIMTE/LAQV, Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira 228, Porto 4050-313, Portugal
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Fax: +351-226093390
Interests: metabolite profiling of natural matrices; evaluation of bioactive agents from natural sources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The search for novel bioactive compounds in natural sources has been increasingly receiving a great amount of attention, driven by the need of finding alternatives with higher efficacy, and less undesirable effects than those currently used in therapeutics. Despite the historical value of terrestrial species, plants, in particular, being the most prolific source of bioactive molecules, sea contains a genetic diversity that is superior to land, comprising living organisms that could be responsible for the production of unknown compounds that might give a significant contribution to drug discovery.

This Special Issue will focus several aspects related to the bioactivity of both plant and animal species, covering from well characterized extracts to isolated compounds, primary and secondary metabolism, bioavailability and toxicological features, by exploring the relevant current scientific research to provide a general perspective of this broad area.

Prof. Dr. Paula B. Andrade
Prof. Dr. Patrícia Valentão
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules 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). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Natural products
  • Plants
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Seaweeds
  • Bioactivity
  • Drug discovery

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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