Special Issue "Quinonoid Pigments of Echinoderms"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (8 October 2021) | Viewed by 11131
Interests: natural product chemistry; chromatography; extraction; bioactivity; natural product drug discovery; drug development
Interests: natural product chemistry; chromatography; natural product isolation; phytochemicals; bioactivity; antioxidant activity
Diverse quinonoid compounds are widespread in nature and have been found in plants, lichens, fungi and bacteria, as well as in members of the animal kingdom—in particular, in representatives of Echinodermata phylum. Around forty naphthoquinone pigments called spinochromes have been found in echinoderms, mainly in sea urchins, but occasionally in holothuroids, ophiuroids and sea stars. Although the biochemistry of echinoderms quinonoid pigments has been studied for more than 100 years, many questions still remain. Nowadays, with the appearance of advanced, rapid and accurate methodologies, investigations of echinoderms pigments have increased, as is clear from the growth in publications in the last decade.
In this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, we aim to present the latest research on the quinones of sea urchins. Authors are invited to submit papers detailing their latest discoveries and to settle controversies in existing data on the structures, biosynthesis, distribution, functions, stability, bioactivity and biomedical applications of echinoderm quinonoid metabolites.Dr. Natalia P Mishchenko
Dr. Elena A. Vasileva
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- structure elucidation
- biological function
- biological activity