Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 6 (June 2015), Pages 3259-3991 Released

MDPI us pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs:

Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 6 (June 2015), Pages 3259-3991


Table of Contents

Special Issue Marine Peptides and Their Mimetics

Article: Structural and Functional Characterization of a Novel α-Conotoxin Mr1.7 from Conus marmoreusTargeting Neuronal nAChR α3β2, α9α10 and α6/α3β2β3 Subtypes
by Shuo Wang, Cong Zhao, Zhuguo Liu, Xuesong Wang, Na Liu, Weihong Du and Qiuyun Dai
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3259-3275; doi:10.3390/md13063259

Article: Use of Natural Antimicrobial Peptides and Bacterial Biopolymers for Cultured Pearl Production
by Christelle Simon-Colin, Yannick Gueguen, Evelyne Bachere, Achraf Kouzayha, Denis Saulnier, Nicolas Gayet and Jean Guezennec
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3732-3744; doi:10.3390/md13063732


Special Issue Okadaic Acid and Dinophysis Toxins

Article: Activation of the Tumor Suppressor PP2A Emerges as a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Treating Prostate Cancer
by Ion Cristóbal, Paula González-Alonso, Lina Daoud, Esther Solano, Blanca Torrejón, Rebeca Manso, Juan Madoz-Gúrpide, Federico Rojo and Jesús García-Foncillas
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3276-3286; doi:10.3390/md13063276

Article: Activation of RAF1 (c-RAF) by the Marine Alkaloid Lasonolide A Induces Rapid Premature Chromosome Condensation
by Rozenn Jossé, Yong-Wei Zhang, Valentin Giroux, Arun K. Ghosh, Ji Luo and Yves Pommier
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3625-3639; doi:10.3390/md13063625

Article: Persistent Contamination of Octopuses and Mussels with Lipophilic Shellfish Toxins during Spring Dinophysis Blooms in a Subtropical Estuary
by Luiz L. Mafra, Daiana Lopes, Vanessa C. Bonilauri, Hajime Uchida and Toshiyuki Suzuki
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3920-3935; doi:10.3390/md13063920


Topical Collection Marine Polysaccharides

Article: Production of Chondroitin Sulphate from Head, Skeleton and Fins of Scyliorhinus canicula By-Products by Combination of Enzymatic, Chemical Precipitation and Ultrafiltration Methodologies
by María Blanco, Javier Fraguas, Carmen G. Sotelo, Ricardo I. Pérez-Martín and José Antonio Vázquez
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3287-3308; doi:10.3390/md13063287

Review: Seaweed Hydrocolloid Production: An Update on Enzyme Assisted Extraction and Modification Technologies
by Nanna Rhein-Knudsen, Marcel Tutor Ale and Anne S. Meyer
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3340-3359; doi:10.3390/md13063340


Special Issue Marine Lipopolysaccharides

Article: Influence of Core Oligosaccharide of Lipopolysaccharide to Outer Membrane Behavior ofEscherichia coli
by Zhou Wang, Jianli Wang, Ge Ren, Ye Li and Xiaoyuan Wang
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3325-3339; doi:10.3390/md13063325

Article: Construction of Escherichia coli Mutant with Decreased Endotoxic Activity by Modifying Lipid A Structure
by Qiong Liu, Yanyan Li, Xinxin Zhao, Xue Yang, Qing Liu and Qingke Kong
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3388-3406; doi:10.3390/md13063388

Article: Functional Genomics of the Aeromonas salmonicida Lipopolysaccharide O-Antigen and A-Layer from Typical and Atypical Strains
by Susana Merino, Elena de Mendoza, Rocío Canals and Juan M. Tomás
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3791-3808; doi:10.3390/md13063791


Special Issue Marine Secondary Metabolites

Article: Myrothecols G and H, Two New Analogues of the Marine-Derived Quinone Sesquiterpene Penicilliumin A
by Ying Fu, Ping Wu, Jinghua Xue, Hanxiang Li and Xiaoyi Wei
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3360-3367; doi:10.3390/md13063360

Article: Sulfated Galactan from Palisada flagellifera Inhibits Toxic Effects of Lachesis muta Snake Venom
by Ana Cláudia Rodrigues da Silva, Luciana Garcia Ferreira, Maria Eugênia Rabello Duarte, Miguel Daniel Noseda, Eladio Flores Sanchez and André Lopes Fuly
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3761-3775; doi:10.3390/md13063761


Special Issue Marine Functional Food

Article: Biological Properties of Fucoxanthin in Oil Recovered from Two Brown Seaweeds Using Supercritical CO2 Extraction
by Saravana Periaswamy Sivagnanam, Shipeng Yin, Jae Hyung Choi, Yong Beom Park, Hee Chul Woo and Byung Soo Chun
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3422-3442; doi:10.3390/md13063422

Article: White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei That Have Received Gracilaria tenuistipitata Extract Show Early Recovery of Immune Parameters after Ammonia Stressing
by Yu-Yuan Chen, Jiann-Chu Chen, Yong-Chin Lin, Su-Tuen Yeh and Chien-Lun Huang
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3606-3624; doi:10.3390/md13063606

Article: Effect of Marine Collagen Peptides on Physiological and Neurobehavioral Development of Male Rats with Perinatal Asphyxia
by Linlin Xu, Wenhong Dong, Jie Zhao and Yajun Xu
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3653-3671; doi:10.3390/md13063653

Article: Characterization of Shrimp Oil from Pandalus borealis by High Performance Liquid Chromatography and High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
by Guangling Jiao, Joseph P. M. Hui, Ian W. Burton, Marie-Hélène Thibault, Claude Pelletier, Josée Boudreau, Nadia Tchoukanova, Balaji Subramanian, Yahia Djaoued, Stephen Ewart, Jacques Gagnon, Kathryn Vanya Ewart and Junzeng Zhang
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3849-3876; doi:10.3390/md13063849

Article: Ecklonia cava Polyphenol Has a Protective Effect against Ethanol-Induced Liver Injury in a Cyclic AMP-Dependent Manner
by Haruka Yamashita, Mayu Goto, Isao Matsui-Yuasa and Akiko Kojima-Yuasa
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3877-3891; doi:10.3390/md13063877


Special Issue Bioactive Compounds from Marine Fungi

Review: Antibacterial and Antifungal Compounds from Marine Fungi
by Lijian Xu, Wei Meng, Cong Cao, Jian Wang, Wenjun Shan and Qinggui Wang
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3479-3513; doi:10.3390/md13063479

Article: Peniciadametizine A, a Dithiodiketopiperazine with a Unique Spiro[furan-2,7-pyrazino[1,2-b][1,2]oxazine] Skeleton, and a Related Analogue, Peniciadametizine B, from the Marine Sponge-Derived Fungus Penicillium adametzioides
by Yang Liu, Attila Mándi, Xiao-Ming Li, Ling-Hong Meng, Tibor Kurtán and Bin-Gui Wang
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3640-3652; doi:10.3390/md13063640

Review: Can Some Marine-Derived Fungal Metabolites Become Actual Anticancer Agents?
by Nelson G. M. Gomes, Florence Lefranc, Anake Kijjoa and Robert Kiss
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3950-3991; doi:10.3390/md13063950


Special Issue Metabolites in Diatoms

Review: Low-Molecular-Weight Metabolites from Diatoms: Structures, Biological Roles and Biosynthesis
by Valentin Stonik and Inna Stonik
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3672-3709; doi:10.3390/md13063672

Article: Dangerous Relations in the Arctic Marine Food Web: Interactions between Toxin ProducingPseudo-nitzschia Diatoms and Calanus Copepodites
by Sara Harðardóttir, Marina Pančić, Anna Tammilehto, Bernd Krock, Eva Friis Møller, Torkel Gissel Nielsen and Nina Lundholm
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3809-3835; doi:10.3390/md13063809


Special Issue Marine Glycoconjugates

Article: Extraction, Isolation, Structural Characterization and Anti-Tumor Properties of an Apigalacturonan-Rich Polysaccharide from the Sea Grass Zostera caespitosa Miki
by Youjing Lv, Xindi Shan, Xia Zhao, Chao Cai, Xiaoliang Zhao, Yinzhi Lang, He Zhu and Guangli Yu
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3710-3731; doi:10.3390/md13063710

Article: Induction of Apoptosis and Antitumor Activity of Eel Skin Mucus, Containing Lactose-Binding Molecules, on Human Leukemic K562 Cells
by Choong-Hwan Kwak, Sook-Hyun Lee, Sung-Kyun Lee, Sun-Hyung Ha, Seok-Jong Suh, Kyung-Min Kwon, Tae-Wook Chung, Ki-Tae Ha, Young-Chae Chang, Young-Choon Lee, Dong-Soo Kim, Hyeun-Wook Chang and Cheorl-Ho Kim
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3936-3949; doi:10.3390/md13063936



Further Publications

Article: Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Lyngbyabellin M
by Rodrigo V. Pirovani, Gilmar A. Brito, Rosimeire C. Barcelos and Ronaldo A. Pilli
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3309-3324; doi:10.3390/md13063309

Article: Astaxanthin Pretreatment Attenuates Hepatic Ischemia Reperfusion-Induced Apoptosis and Autophagy via the ROS/MAPK Pathway in Mice
by Jingjing Li, Fan Wang, Yujing Xia, Weiqi Dai, Kan Chen, Sainan Li, Tong Liu, Yuanyuan Zheng, Jianrong Wang, Wenxia Lu, Yuqing Zhou, Qin Yin, Jie Lu, Yingqun Zhou and Chuanyong Guo
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3368-3387; doi:10.3390/md13063368

Article: The Antihyperlipidemic Mechanism of High Sulfate Content Ulvan in Rats
by Huimin Qi and Jiwen Sheng
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3407-3421; doi:10.3390/md13063407

Article: New Anti-Inflammatory Cembranes from the Cultured Soft Coral Nephthea columnaris
by Ting-Hsi Hsiao, Chun-Sung Sung, Yu-Hsuan Lan, Yi-Chen Wang, Mei-Chin Lu, Zhi-Hong Wen, Yang-Chang Wu and Ping-Jyun Sung
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3443-3453; doi:10.3390/md13063443

Article: Entry Inhibition of Influenza Viruses with High Mannose Binding Lectin ESA-2 from the Red AlgaEucheuma serra through the Recognition of Viral Hemagglutinin
by Yuichiro Sato, Kinjiro Morimoto, Takanori Kubo, Takemasa Sakaguchi, Akira Nishizono, Makoto Hirayama and Kanji Hori
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3454-3465; doi:10.3390/md13063454

Review: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in East Asia and Southeast Asia
by Thomas Y. K. Chan
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3466-3478; doi:10.3390/md13063466

Article: Fucoidan Suppresses Hypoxia-Induced Lymphangiogenesis and Lymphatic Metastasis in Mouse Hepatocarcinoma
by Hongming Teng, Yazong Yang, Hengyun Wei, Zundong Liu, Zhichao Liu, Yanhong Ma, Zixiang Gao, Lin Hou and Xiangyang Zou
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3514-3530; doi:10.3390/md13063514

Article: Biological Activities and Chemical Composition of Methanolic Extracts of Selected Autochthonous Microalgae Strains from the Red Sea
by Hugo Pereira, Luísa Custódio, Maria João Rodrigues, Carolina Bruno de Sousa, Marta Oliveira, Luísa Barreira, Nuno da Rosa Neng, José Manuel Florêncio Nogueira, Salman A. Alrokayan, Fouzi Mouffouk, Khalid M. Abu-Salah, Radhouan Ben-Hamadou and João Varela
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3531-3549; doi:10.3390/md13063531

Article: 1H NMR Spectroscopy and MVA Analysis of Diplodus sargus Eating the Exotic Pest Caulerpa cylindracea
by Sandra A. De Pascali, Laura Del Coco, Serena Felline, Ernesto Mollo, Antonio Terlizzi and Francesco P. Fanizzi
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3550-3566; doi:10.3390/md13063550

Article: Drimane Sesquiterpene-Conjugated Amino Acids from a Marine Isolate of the FungusTalaromyces minioluteus (Penicillium Minioluteum)
by Suthatip Ngokpol, Wittaya Suwakulsiri, Sanya Sureram, Kriengsak Lirdprapamongkol, Thammarat Aree, Suthep Wiyakrutta, Chulabhorn Mahidol, Somsak Ruchirawat and Prasat Kittakoop
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3567-3580; doi:10.3390/md13063567

Article: Antibiofilm Activity of the Brown Alga Halidrys siliquosa against Clinically Relevant Human Pathogens
by Alessandro Busetti, Thomas P. Thompson, Diana Tegazzini, Julianne Megaw, Christine A. Maggs and Brendan F. Gilmore
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3581-3605; doi:10.3390/md13063581

Article: Valorization of Sargassum muticum Biomass According to the Biorefinery Concept
by Elena M. Balboa, Andrés Moure and Herminia Domínguez
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3745-3760; doi:10.3390/md13063745

Article: A New Meroditerpene and a New Tryptoquivaline Analog from the Algicolous FungusNeosartorya takakii KUFC 7898
by War War May Zin, Suradet Buttachon, Jamrearn Buaruang, Luís Gales, José A. Pereira, Madalena M. M. Pinto, Artur M. S. Silva and Anake Kijjoa
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3776-3790; doi:10.3390/md13063776

Article: Amino Acid-Derived Metabolites from the Ascidian Aplidium sp.
by Tae Hyung Won, Chang-Kwon Kim, So-Hyoung Lee, Boon Jo Rho, Sang Kook Lee, Dong-Chan Oh, Ki-Bong Oh and Jongheon Shin
Mar. Drugs 201513(6), 3836-3848; doi:10.3390/md13063836