Special Issue "Biotransformations Utilizing Marine/Marine-Derived Bacteria and Fungi"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017)
Prof. Vassilios Roussis
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, GR 15771, Athens, Greece
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Interests: marine natural products; chemotaxonomy; chemical ecology
Assist. Prof. Efstathia Ioannou
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens 15771, Greece
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Interests: marine natural products; structure elucidation; bioactivity evaluation; marine-derived microorganisms; biotransformations
The identification of compounds that can become lead molecules towards the development of new drugs require the highest possible number of chemical entities. Biotransformations are generally accepted as a useful tool for the preparation of new derivatives with biological activity or of industrial interest.
Microbial transformations can include oxidation, reduction, hydrolysis, carbon–carbon bond formation, addition and elimination, halogenation, dehalogenation, as well as glycosidic transfer reactions. They are performed under mild and environmentally friendly conditions and are simple to manipulate in order to maximize their efficiency and they have the advantage of being regio- and stereoselective.
Marine and marine-derived bacteria and fungi have in the last decades been proven a rich source of new bioactive metabolites and in some cases efficient in the alteration of structural architecture of marine and terrestrial and synthetic molecules alike. Contributions reporting the production of bioactive molecules via modifications induced by marine/marine-derived bacteria and fungi are welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Vassilios Roussis
Dr. Efstathia Ioannou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- marine/marine derived bacteria
- marine/marine derived fungi
- structure elucidation
- biological activity
- structure-activity relationship studies