Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sediment Derived Fungi"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: bioactive compounds; secondary metabolites; marine invertebrates; marine fungi; cytoprotection; cytotoxicity, structure-activity relationships
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Marine sediments reflect the extreme marine environmental conditions of sea waters as well as coastal areas. A wide variety of inhabitants of marine sediments makes this ecosystem highly competitive, which affects the metabolism of organisms. Marine-sediment-derived microfilamentous fungi are able to produce many low-molecular-weight secondary metabolites to adapt to such conditions. Over the past decade, interest in the study of secondary metabolites of marine-sediment-derived fungi has been steadily growing: from 10–15 papers (30–50 new compounds) in 2009–2010 to more than 30 articles (120–140 new metabolites) in the past two years. The most diverse structural types of substances and various types of biological activity of marine lead molecules and drugs are the result of a chemical study of microfilamentous fungi metabolomes. The newest technological advances in methods for isolating and identifying compounds now make it possible to detect minor individual compounds from marin- sediment-derived fungi as well as to study these metabolome.
Thus, chemical diversity investigation of marine-sediment-derived fungi is one of the most dynamically developing fields of marine natural products chemistry. As the Guest Editor of this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, I invite you to contribute papers describing isolation and identification of individual compounds from marine-sediment-derived fungi as well as studying these biological activities. Moreover, manuscripts describing metabolomic investigation of marine-sediment-derived fungi are also welcome.
Dr. Ekaterina Yurchenko
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- marine sediments
- natural products
- biologically active compounds
- secondary metabolites