Special Issue "Discovery and Application of Macroalgae-Derived Natural Products"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019) | Viewed by 67633
Interests: organic chemistry; green synthetic organic chemistry; synthesis of heterocyclic compounds; natural products; NMR techniques; synthesis of new compounds with biocidal and antioxidant activities
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2. CIIMAR | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Novo Edifício do Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Avenida General Norton de Matos, s/n, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
Interests: medicinal chemistry; synthesis of sulfated and glycosylated small-molecule mimetics of heparin; discovery of biological activities for persulfated versus partially sulfated small molecules; antifouling studies of partially sulfated small molecules; antithrombotic studies of persulfated small molecules; structure–activity and structure–property relationship studies of bioactive small molecules
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Macroalgae is a term used for seaweeds and other benthic marine algae that are generally visible to the naked eye. They include members of four different phyla, namely, Rhodophyta (red), Ochrophyta (brown), Chlorophyta (green), and Cyanobacteria (dark blue), and are represented by at least 30,000 species worldwide supplying oxygen to the biosphere, food for marine organisms and man, and fertilizers for agriculture.
Macroalgae produce structurally unique natural compounds, and several examples of lead compounds have emerged from marine algae, such as antiviral and immunostimulants, anticoagulant and antithrombotic, antioxidant and anti-aging, etc. Therefore, the exploitation of natural compounds isolated from macroalgae or of macroalgae-inspired synthetic compounds offers excellent opportunities for the agriculture, pharmaceutical, and cosmeceutical industries.
As Guest Editors of this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, we invite you to provide research and review articles describing the isolation of new bioactive compounds from macroalgae as well as the achievement of macroalgae-inspired synthetic compounds, their conservation and innovative applications.
Prof. Dr. Artur M. S. Silva
Prof. Dr. Marta Correia da Silva
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- Secondary metabolites
- Isolation of bioactive compounds
- Biological activities
- Marine drugs
- Synthesis of macroalgae-derived compounds