Special Issue "Development and Application of Marine-Sourced Anti-Cancer and Cancer Pain Control Agents"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: anticancer agents; anti-infective agents; heterocyclic chemistry; small molecules; microwave-assisted organic chemistry and extraction
The marine habitat is an unlimited source of bioactive molecules with unique chemical structures. Among these, compounds endowed with anticancer activity are of particular interest, because cancer remains one of the most challenging problems for human health. In addition, people with cancer commonly suffer from pain, whose pharmacological treatment is often associated with several side effects. Even if cancer and pain therapies have been considerably improved in the last decades, there is an urgent need to identify new bioactive compounds in order to obtain more efficacious and safe drugs for people living with cancer and cancer-related pain.
For this Special Issue, “Development and Application of Marine-Sourced Anticancer and Cancer Pain Control Agents”, we invite scientists from both academia and industry to publish their recent results on new anticancer and cancer pain control agents of marine origin. The Issue will cover all aspects of chemical and pharmaceutical relevance, such us extraction, identification, structure elucidation, total synthesis, structure–activity relationships, molecular modelling simulations, pharmacological and pharmacokinetics characterization of marine compounds.Dr. Giuseppe La Regina
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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 2000 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 compounds
- Human health