Marine-Derived Bioactive Substances and Their Mechanisms of Action

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 80

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Department of Bioresources Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College, Okinawa 905-2192, Japan
Interests: oxidative stress and modulators; physiologically active substances; antioxidants; anticancer drugs
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metabolites from marine organisms have been shown to possess a wide range of biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancer, and immunomodulatory effects, and they are expected to have sustainable applications in pharmaceuticals, functional foods, and medicinal cosmetics.

We welcome the submission of high-quality review articles and research papers focused on the above topics to highlight the mechanisms of action of marine-derived bioactive substances. We welcome submissions from everyone who shares our commitment to the sustainable use of marine natural resources.

Prof. Dr. Junsei Taira
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. 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 2900 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.


  • marine bioactive metabolite
  • antioxidant
  • anticancer
  • immunomodulatory action
  • cell signaling
  • mechanisms of action

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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