Special Issue "Marine-Derived Compounds Applied in Skin Disease"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020) | Viewed by 2513
Interests: organic/medicinal chemistry; drug discovery and development; anti-cancer and anti-infective agents; synthesis of marine natural products and their analogs; structure based drug design; SAR studies and lead optimization
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Marine natural products continue to be a valuable source of drug leads. Many of these compounds are anticancer agents that have a potential therapeutic value. These compounds are generally identified based on bioactivity screens and their mode of action is largely unknown at the time of their discovery. Discerning their mode of action is a critical step in their further development as potential drugs. This Special Issue focuses on such marine derived natural products and their analogs that have shown activity against skin cancer or in general skin diseases. The main focus of this Special Issue is on the bioactivities of the lead compounds, their mode of action and their potential use in drug discovery. We aim to publish original research articles and review articles in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Sadanandan E. Velu
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2400 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 natural product
- alkaloid analogs
- skin disease
- skin cancer
- drug discovery