Special Issue "Bioactive Marine Heterocyclic Compounds"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: marine natural product; total synthesis; structural determination; bioactive; small molecule; azole
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Bioactive Natural Product Studies in Asia
Studies on heterocyclic compounds are important in drug discovery, since they show a variety of significant biological activities. Nitrogen-containing heterocyclic natural products, which are mainly found in plants, are called alkaloids. While it is true that terrestrial natural products, including alkaloids, have not had a main role in drug development throughout human history, recent progress in marine natural products has had a great impact in this field, which is something that all chemists are aware of. Marine-derived heterocyclic natural products increasingly look as if they are going to take the place of terrestrial products as seeds for new drugs. It is because of this that this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, “Bioactive Marine Heterocyclic Compounds” was proposed.
This Special issue aims to collect excellent original research articles and reviews focused on the isolation of new heterocyclic marine natural products, total synthesis, synthetic modification, or finding important bioactivities of known heterocyclic marine natural products. I hope this Special issue will affect new drug developments or innovation in the near future.
Prof. Dr. Yoshihide Usami
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Marine natural product
- Drug discovery