Special Issue "Marine Antioxidant"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2019
Dr. Immacolata Castellano
Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy
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Interests: discovery of marine 5-thiohistidines biological activities; evolution of 5-thiohistidine biosynthesis; antioxidant activities; enzyme target characterization; identification of molecular mechanisms underpinning sulphur-containing molecules action
The extraordinary beauty of marine landscapes reflects the vast richness in oceans biodiversity, which is the result of millions of years of evolution and adaptation of marine life to changing environments. The marine environment is indeed a rich source of structurally-diverse, biologically-active compounds with unique potentials. This is also due to the physicochemical nature of marine environments, where conditions of high salinity, pressures, low and high temperatures, and lack of light may lead to the biosynthesis of highly-functionalized and unusual molecules in marine organisms.
Antioxidant compounds play a key role in maintaining cellular redox homeostasis and in the survival of marine organisms constantly exposed to environmental stressors and changes. A great number of molecules produced from seaweeds, microalgae, sponges, corals, tunicates and other marine organisms are known for relieving oxidative stress associated diseases, photo- and skin aging. Marine carotenoids for example are known to have beneficial physiological functions as anti-inflammatory and cardio-protective agents. However, the most exciting marine bioactive molecules potentials remain largely unexplored.
In this Special Issue, researchers are invited to provide recent results and innovative research on different aspects related to the evolution of emergent marine antioxidants biosynthesis, the functional and ecological role in the ocean, the biotechnological production, and the potential applications of these molecules as new drugs, dietary supplements and health care products.
Dr. Immacolata Castellano
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- marine natural products
- enzyme evolution
- marine drugs
- dietary supplements