Special Issue "Algal Toxins II, 2017"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2017
Algae are fundamental components of essentially all aquatic, including both marine and freshwater, systems. Furthermore, both macroalgae (i.e., "seaweeds”) and microalgae—which span several eukaryotic (i.e., protist) and prokaryotic (i.e., cyanobacteria) taxa—are recognized producers of a myriad of bioactive metabolites of growing interest as both potential environmental toxins, and alternatively potential leads to novel drugs. In this regard, bioactive compounds from algae arguably represent “two sides of a coin” whereby understanding their potential as toxins is closely linked, in turn, with understanding their biomedical potential, particularly in relation to possible leads to drugs or related applications. As such, this Special Issue will focus on algal “toxins,” and more generally bioactive metabolites, including interrelated aspects of (1) discovery of new toxic or otherwise bioactive metabolites; (2) innovative toxicological and/or pharmacological approaches to characterize biological activity; (3) advancements in our understanding of the biosynthesis of algal toxins; and (4) development and/or innovative application of analytical techniques aimed at evaluating the contribution of these bioactive molecules as toxins.
Prof. Dr. John P. Berry
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