Special Issue "Marine-Derived Products for Biomedicine"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (7 May 2020).
Interests: marine molecular biology; marine biotechnology
Marine biodiversity is a planetary resource of which sustainable exploitation is one of the keys of a blue economy. Among the treasures guarded by Poseidon, the great variety of organisms living in the Earth’s seas is an invaluable source of natural compounds and biomaterials that are potentially useful for biomedicines. New biologically-active compounds, exploited for new drug discovery, biomaterials used in tissue engineering and in bone repair, and complex body structural organizations for biomimicry are typical examples of applications of marine-derived products.
Marine invertebrates are the best candidates for active natural compound identification and for the characterization of new biomaterials, but a remarkable reservoir of new compounds come also from algae, as well as microorganisms.
An updated overview on the compounds and materials of marine origin for biomedicine will be reported in this Special Issue. Studies on new molecules derived from marine invertebrates and bacteria will be shown, as well as in vitro tests to assay the biotechnological potentiality of marine biomolecules for TERM and bone repairs.
Prof. Dr. Marco Giovine
Manuscript Submission Information
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- bioactive molecules
- marine invertebrates
- marine bacteria