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Application of Marine Bioactive Compounds in Disease Prevention

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 229

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Department of Marine Science & Convergence Engineering, Hanyang University, Gyeonggi-do 11558, Republic of Korea
Interests: marine natural products; marine biotechnology, marine algae; anti-oxidant; anti-HIV; Anti-cancer; anti-allergy; anti-inflammation; marine cosmeceuticals; nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals
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Department of Marine Biotechnology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy
Interests: investigating the anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties of marine sponge derived extracts through bioassay-guided fractionation and molecular approaches
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There are abundant biological resources in the ocean, and many of these organisms produce active compounds with potential pharmacological and biological activity. These natural products can be used to prevent and treat different types of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory diseases.

The application of marine bioactive compounds in disease prevention is mainly achieved through the following aspects: First of all, marine bioactive compounds have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which can reduce the damage caused by inflammatory reactions and oxidative stress to the human body, thereby preventing chronic inflammatory diseases and diseases related to oxidative damage. Secondly, marine bioactive compounds also exhibit anti-tumor activity and can inhibit the proliferation and spread of tumor cells, which is of great significance for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Therefore, the development and utilization of marine biological resources is of great significance to the development of human health and medicine. Further research will help discover more pharmaceutically and biologically active marine bioactive compounds and apply them to disease prevention and treatment. This Special Issue aims to collect research articles and review papers on the molecular mechanisms of marine bioactives in disease prevention.

Prof. Dr. Se-Kwon Kim
Dr. Nadia Ruocco
Guest Editors

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  • marine bioactives
  • disease treatment
  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • new discovery of marine bioactive compounds

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