Special Issue "Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids from Marine Resource"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2020).
Interests: algal photobiology; antioxidants; cosmeceutics; integrated multitrophic aquaculture; UV-photoprotectors
In the last 10 years, a great number of publications (both regular papers and reviews) have been published on the interesting molecules of mycosporine-like amino acid. They have been detected in cyanobacteria, microalgae, macroalgae, and marine animals (by ingestion). Despite significant advances in the research of MAAs, current overviews in the recent publications involving MAA research still need reporting. The aim of this Special Issue is to join as an interdisciplinary approach, the photochemical and photobiological aspects, with emphasis on the bioactive properties, such as UV photoprotectors, antioxidant, immunostimulant, growth factor, DNA protection, inhibition of collagenase, elastase and hyaluronidase, and anti-photoaging, among others, and its potential use as nutracosmeceutic molecules (i.e., oral and topic photoprotector).
I cordially invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting original research articles and review papers.
Prof. Dr. Felix Lopez Figueroa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Isolation and structure elucidation of MAAs
- Identification and regulation of biosynthetic genes of MAAs
- Excited state properties, photo, and thermostability of MAAs
- MAAs in cyanobacteria, microalgae, and macroalgae
- MAAs in marine animals: pharmacological applications
- Antioxidant capacity of MAAs
- Immunological properties of MAAs
- Anti-photoaging capacity and skin photoprotection
- MAAs like substances produced by chemical synthesis
- MAAs in cosmeceutic products