Special Issue "Therapeutic Marine Enzyme Inhibitors as Leads for the Discovery of New Bioactive Drugs"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2020).
Interests: synthesis; reactivity studies of policondensed nitrogen heterocycles; synthesis of marine-derived analogs
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Enzyme inhibitors, which are bioactive molecules that are able to bind enzymes decreasing their bioactivity, are applied in different therapeutic areas since they are enzymes involved in the control of complex biochemical networks. Many marine natural products are enzyme inhibitors used as chemical defences in their natural environment. Considering their significant biological activity and their structural variety, they represent important lead compounds for the discovery of new molecules with therapeutic applications.
This Special Issue "Therapeutic Marine Enzyme Inhibitors as Leads for the Discovery of New Bioactive Drugs" focuses on recent advances in the isolation, synthesis, biosynthesis, and characterization of marine-derived compounds or analogs designed through an in silico or classical medicinal chemistry approach, with enzyme inhibitory activity that could be useful for the treatment of various diseases.
Dr. Barbara Parrino
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.
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.
- Drug discovery
- Marine-derived molecule
- Marine-derived analogs
- Enzyme inhibitors
- Biological activity
- Computational studies
- Therapeutic drugs