Special Issue "In Vitro and In Vivo Approaches to Study Potential Marine Drugs"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
The marine world represents a uniquely rich source of new bioactive metabolites with unprecedented structures, fascinating biological profiles, and valuable therapeutic potential. Natural products of marine origin display a wide range of biological activities, such as antitumor, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial, among others. These compounds are attractive targets because they could represent the solution to a high number of diseases that are still a challenging, growing problem for human health. For example, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. In this context, the vast marine world fits perfectly as a natural source for the discovery of new potential drugs. The unexplored marine environment is a wide source of unprecedented compounds with new mechanisms of biological action and intriguing molecular structures that could represent the basis of new scaffolds of interest for the pharmaceuticals and could be the solution to overcome these devastating diseases.
This Special Issue will cover the entire scope of marine natural products that display in vitro and/or in vivo biological activities, also including their isolation, biology, and chemistry, as well as synthetic approaches towards them and related analogues.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Sarabia
Dr. Ivan Cheng-Sanchez
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 natural products
- Biological activity
- Total synthesis
- Synthetic approaches