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Special Issue "Carbonic Anhydrase in Marine Organism"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran

Neurofarba Department, Sezione di Scienze Farmaceutiche e Nutraceutiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) 50019, Italy
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Interests: drug design; metalloenzymes; carbonic anhydrases; anticancer agents; antiinfectives; sulfonamides; coumarins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC are highly abundant metalloenzymes in many marine organisms, where they play crucial physiological functions connected with pH regulation, calcification, metabolism, etc. In many such organisms, among which diatoms, corals, molluscs, marine algae, etc., such enzymes were thoroughly investigated, whereas, in other phyla (e.g., arthropods), there are quite scarce data regarding them. Furthermore, the climate change due to the raise of CO2 levels in the atmosphere and the oceans may interfere significantly with the life processes all over the planet, and the CAs, which use CO2/bicarbonate as substrates, may play a crucial role in mitigating disastrous consequences. In this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, I invite researchers from all fields to present their recent contributions (original as well as review articles) on the various aspects of the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of CAs from various marine organisms.

Prof. Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran
Guest Editor

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 1800 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.


  • Carbonic anhydrase

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