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Special Issue "Marine Polysaccharides in Pharmaceutical Applications"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2020.
Prof. Dr. Amélia Pilar Rauter Website E-Mail
Departamento de Química e Bioquímica (DQB) e Centro de Química e Bioquímica (CQB), Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), Rua Ernesto de Vasconcelos, Campo Grande, Edifício C8, 5º Piso, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: carbohydrate small molecule synthesis; organic and biomolecular chemistry developments towards new therapeutic approaches for diabetes; Alzheimer’s disease and other amyloid diseases and carbohydrate-based antibiotics
Marine glycans are remarkable molecules, playing a determinant role in biological processes. This Special Issue of Marine Drugs will be dedicated to marine glycans. Participants working in this area are encouraged to contact the Guest Editor, Prof. Amelia Pilar Rauter ([email protected]), with a title and a short abstract of their proposed contribution, until October 31, 2018.
Main topics to be addressed in this issue:
- Marine glycans: Glycosaminogluycans—structure and biological function; sulfated glycans—infection and therapeutics; N- and O-glycans; Polysaccharides and gut microbiota fermentation; etc.
- Marine algae lectins: Glycan recognition, biological activity
- Glycan-based marine natural products—isolation, identification, synthesis, bioactivity
- Marine glycan-based biopolymers
Other topics addressing marine glycan-related areas are also welcome.
Prof. Amélia Pilar Rauter
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.