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Special Issue "Bioactive Marine Natural Compounds with Heterocyclic Motifs in their Structure"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Prof. Dr. Mercedes Álvarez Website E-Mail
Dept of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 10-12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Fax: +34 93 403 71 26
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; alkaloids; synthesis; heterocycles
Natural marine compounds have interesting and diverse biological profiles, including bioactive properties, such as anti-tumor, anti-microtubule, anti-proliferative, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, anti-virus, anti-fungal, cytotoxic, and antibiotic activity.
Heterocyclic motives are present in the structures of a large number of small molecules that constitute the active principle of our pharmaceutic arsenal. Many of these compounds are naturally occurring.
This Special Issue will be focused on marine compounds that are potentially useful as lead compounds for the development of new drugs or biological tools. As the Guest Editor, I invite scientists to present their recent advances in the isolation, structural elucidation, biological activity evaluation and total synthesis of marine natural compounds possessing one or more heterocycle in the structure. The synthesis of analogues to improve the bioactivity, as well as the data of biological activity and mechanisms of action will be considered.
Prof. Dr. Mercedes Álvarez
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 product