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Special Issue "Pharmacokinetic Research of Marine Drugs"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alexander N. Shikov

Saint-Petersburg Institute of Pharmacy, Leningrad Region, Vsevolozhsky District, Kuzmolovo P 245, 188663 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Interests: natural products; sea urchins; algae; chemistry; pharmacology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine species have become increasingly popular sources of new high-activity molecules. Papers about the isolation and identification of such compounds have increased gradually. However, just a few of compounds are used in clinical practice. It is essential for the development process of drugs to analyze active molecules through pharmacokinetics (PK). The understanding of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) is the basis for theoretical drug design. Reliable analytical methods are required for understanding pharmacokinetics and metabolism. All routine techniques, alternative analytical methods, such as ELISA, and other indirect assays are necessary for studies on PK and ADME. This Special Issue is focused on the situation and frontiers of studies on the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of marine molecular drugs. Original research papers and all aspects of pharmacokinetics and metabolism are welcomed to highlight the potential of compounds isolated from marine species for the further development of marine drugs.

Prof. Dr. Alexander N. Shikov
Guest Editor

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 1800 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 species
  • Pharmacokinetic
  • Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion
  • Analytical techniques
  • In vivo studies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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