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Special Issue "The Pharmacological Potential of Marine-Derived Peptides and Proteins"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Universite de Sfax, Lab Genie Enzymat & Microbiol, Ecole Natl Ingn Sfax, BP 1173-3038, Sfax, Tunisia
Interests: proteins; antioxidant activity; enzymes; biotechnology; biochemistry; chemical biology; protein purification; enzymatic assay; protein chemistry; enzymology; antioxidants; biopeptides
The novel trend that invades the international market is the request for marine functional products by consumers. Indeed, marine organisms represent a valuable source of natural and new bioactive substances that provide body nutritional requirement and potential effects for promoting health. In particular, proteins and, naturally, peptides, extracted from different marine sources (macro- and microalgae, fish, mollusks, crustaceans and bivalves) and fishery waste, have attracted increasing attention owing to their pharmaceutical properties. Additionally, the development of marine fish-derived biologically-active peptides, using appropriate proteases, and under controlled conditions, has increased during the past decade due to their numerous and multifunctional bioactivites, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-aging, hypotensive, etc. Indeed, marine peptides have had their therapeutic potential assessed to prevent against several diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, diabetic complications, wound lesions, etc. Moreover, marine proteins are well known as functional and gelling agents used in pharmaceutical industries during drug encapsulation and delivery. Collagen and gelatin have also been utilized for various pharmaceutical applications, such as tissue engineering.
This Special Issue of Marine Drugs aims to present existing knowledge and recent research studies on bioactive marine proteins, naturally and marine-derived peptides, as well as their potential pharmaceutical applications.
Papers on related model systems, structural conformational studies, theoretical developments and new analytical techniques are welcome. All papers are required to focus primarily on at least one named biological marine bio-molecule. This naming should appear in the title, the abstract and the text of the paper. Crude extracts without purification are not acceptable for publication in this Special Issue.Dr. Rim Nasri
Dr. Mourad Jridi
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 resources
- pharmaceutical effects
- Marine-derived peptides
- naturally peptides
- marine proteins