Bio-Active Products from Mangrove Ecosystems 2.0

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Pharmacology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 4712

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Dear Colleagues,

Mangrove communities represent a coastal habitat located in the intertidal zone or brackish water of tropical and subtropical coastal areas between 5°N and 5°S latitudes spanning over 118 countries. Special ecological conditions of mangroves include high salinity, nutrient limitation, tidal gradients, high temperatures, excessively high light, and muddy anaerobic or sandy soil, which lead to various morphological and physiological adaptations of inhabiting species and act as an effective selector for metabolic pathways via the generation of unique functional metabolites with highly unique chemical scaffolds and pharmaceutical application potential. In recent decades, numerous metabolites with uncommon structures and efficacious bioactivities have been discovered in mangrove-derived microorganisms, along with mangrove plants. For this reason, mangrove ecosystems have earned the most attention from organic chemists and pharmacologists as an attractive biodiversity hotspot. Additionally, many unique and novel chemical structures with a wide range of structural classes have various biosynthetic origins containing novel functional genes and corresponding enzymes with unique catalytic functions. In this Special Issue, we welcome articles on recent studies and pertinent reviews that focus on the latest and most important developments in bioactive product discovery from mangrove ecosystems and correlating structures with chemical synthesis, biosynthesis, genomic and metabolomics approaches, biological activities, and pharmaceutical mechanisms. We are now in the process of assembling a group of top researchers whose work we would like to feature in this collection, and we would like you to participate.

Prof. Dr. Jing Xu
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Keywords

  • mangrove ecosystems
  • bio-active products
  • signaling pathway
  • chemical synthesis and biosynthesis
  • genomic and metabolomics approaches

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New Meroterpenoids and α-Pyrone Derivatives Isolated from the Mangrove Endophytic Fungal Strain Aspergillus sp. GXNU-Y85
by Chungu Wang, Fanfan Wang, Pingfang Tao, Yuanling Shao, Qing Li, Minmin Gu, Zhixin Liao and Feng Qin
Mar. Drugs 2024, 22(6), 277; https://doi.org/10.3390/md22060277 - 13 Jun 2024
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Two new meroterpenoids, aspergienynes O and P (1 and 2), one new natural compound, aspergienyne Q (3), and a new α-pyrone derivative named 3-(4-methoxy-2-oxo-2H-pyran-6-yl)butanoic acid (4) were isolated from the mangrove endophytic fungal strain Aspergillus sp. GXNU-Y85, [...] Read more.
Two new meroterpenoids, aspergienynes O and P (1 and 2), one new natural compound, aspergienyne Q (3), and a new α-pyrone derivative named 3-(4-methoxy-2-oxo-2H-pyran-6-yl)butanoic acid (4) were isolated from the mangrove endophytic fungal strain Aspergillus sp. GXNU-Y85, along with five known compounds (59). The absolute configurations of those new isolates were confirmed through extensive analysis using spectroscopic data (HRESIMS, NMR, and ECD). The pharmacological study of the anti-proliferation activity indicated that isolates 5 and 9 displayed moderate inhibitory effects against HeLa and A549 cells, with the IC50 values ranging from 16.6 to 45.4 μM. Full article
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New Naphthalene Derivatives from the Mangrove Endophytic Fungus Daldinia eschscholzii MCZ-18
by Zhiyong Xu, Ting Feng, Zhenchang Wen, Qing Li, Biting Chen, Pinghuai Liu and Jing Xu
Mar. Drugs 2024, 22(6), 242; https://doi.org/10.3390/md22060242 - 27 May 2024
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Five new naphthalene derivatives dalesconosides A–D, F (14, 6), a known synthetic analogue named dalesconoside E (5), and eighteen known compounds (724) were isolated from Daldinia eschscholzii MCZ-18, which is an endophytic [...] Read more.
Five new naphthalene derivatives dalesconosides A–D, F (14, 6), a known synthetic analogue named dalesconoside E (5), and eighteen known compounds (724) were isolated from Daldinia eschscholzii MCZ-18, which is an endophytic fungus obtained from the Chinese mangrove plant Ceriops tagal. Differing from previously reported naphthalenes, compounds 1 and 2 were bearing a rare ribofuranoside substituted at C-1 and the 5-methyltetrahydrofuran-2,3-diol moiety, respectively. Their structures were determined by detailed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectroscopic (MS) analyses, while the absolute configurations were established by theoretical electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculation. Compounds 1, 3, 1317 and 19 showed broad ranges of antimicrobial spectrum against five indicator test microorganisms (Enterococcus faecalis, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans); especially, 1, 16 and 17 were most potent. The variations in structure and attendant biological activities provided fresh insights concerning structure−activity relationships for the naphthalene derivatives. Full article
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Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities of Bruguiera Genus and Its Endophytes: A Review
by Xiongming Luo, Xiaohong Chen, Lingli Zhang, Bin Liu, Lian Xie, Yan Ma, Min Zhang and Xiaobao Jin
Mar. Drugs 2024, 22(4), 158; https://doi.org/10.3390/md22040158 - 29 Mar 2024
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The genus Bruguiera, a member of the Rhizophoraceae family, is predominantly found in coastal areas as a mangrove plant, boasting a rich and diverse community of endophytes. This review systematically compiled approximately 496 compounds derived from both the Bruguiera genus and its [...] Read more.
The genus Bruguiera, a member of the Rhizophoraceae family, is predominantly found in coastal areas as a mangrove plant, boasting a rich and diverse community of endophytes. This review systematically compiled approximately 496 compounds derived from both the Bruguiera genus and its associated endophytes, including 152 terpenoids, 17 steroids, 16 sulfides, 44 alkaloids and peptides, 66 quinones, 68 polyketides, 19 flavonoids, 38 phenylpropanoids, 54 aromatic compounds, and 22 other compounds. Among these, 201 compounds exhibited a spectrum of activities, including cytotoxicity, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antidiabetic, insecticidal and mosquito repellent, and enzyme inhibitory properties, etc. These findings provided promising lead compounds for drug discovery. Certain similar or identical compounds were found to be simultaneously present in both Bruguiera plants and their endophytes, and the phenomenon of their interaction relationship was discussed. Full article
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