Press Release | Marine ecosystem: Materials and Microbes

Marine Ecosystems

BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBLISHERS

Marine ecosystems offer several benefits to human communities. To make sustainable use of these benefits, it is necessary to elucidate and conserve marine ecology, and strive to maintain a sustainable natural resource management program. For this reason, understanding the diversity and behavior of both macro-ecosystems and micro-ecosystems are crucial.

Monitoring Artificial Materials and Microbes in Marine Ecosystems explores microbial roles and their interaction with artificial materials in marine environments. After starting with simple topics for beginners, chapters explore methods to detect microorganisms in marine ecosystems and interactions of marine organisms with artificial materials. The sequential progression into advanced topics makes it easier to understand how to solve the reduction in marine-ecosystem viability caused by adverse events. Readers are provided with useful information for rehabilitating marine environments to make them sustainable for communities.

Topics such as marine ecosystems and environmental monitoring assessment, methods to detect microorganisms (viruses and bacteria) and evaluate marine environments, interactions between artificial metallic materials and microorganisms in marine environments has been discussed comprehensively.

This book is intended primarily for marine ecologists, microbiologists, environmental engineers, and engineers associated with industrial projects. This book is also useful as a text for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in marine biology, ecology, and microbiology.

About the Editor:

Dr. Toshiyuki Takahashi received his Ph.D. in Biological Science from Hiroshima University (Hiroshima, Japan). He worked as a Researcher at Time Associate Co., Ltd. (Japan), as an Assistant Professor at Keio University (Yokohama, Japan), and as Assistant Professor and as a full-time lecturer at the Miyakonojo National College of Technology (Miyazaki, Japan). Currently, he is an Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering of the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Miyokonolo College, Japan. Dr. Takahashi has specifically researched the cross-interaction in symbiosis between host cells and algal symbionts. He has also focused on technological developments using microbes and microalgae. He has published several peer-reviewed publications and chapters of scientific books and has been honored with a number of awards and certificates for his researches. Read full Press Release to find out more:  https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/bsp-mem021920.php

For more information please visit: https://benthambooks.com/book/9789811437250/

ARTICLE TO READ ON HEALTHY WEIGHT WEEK

Ochratoxin A: From Safety Aspects to Prevention and Remediation Strategies

Journal: Current Nutrition & Food Science

Author(s): Shadi Choupankareh, Farimah Beheshti, Sareh Karimi, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Mohsen Rezaeipour, Mahmoud Hosseini

 

Graphical Abstract:

Abstract:

Background: Mycotoxins, which are toxic metabolites produced by specific fungi in food crops, can cause serious problems for human’s health. Ochratoxin A is a natural toxin produced by Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp. These fungi can grow in different plants and climates, and therefore, contaminate the crops all over the world. Ochratoxin A, as one of the most common mycotoxin, is a potentially carcinogen biometabolite found in a wide range of foods from cereals to spices.

Objective: This review illustrates the efficient prevention and remediation strategies to eliminate this hazardous mycotoxin. Its chemical structure, toxic effects, and safe intake will be briefly described.

Results: The variety strategies have been used to decrease OTA in foods. Some of the important techniques for OTA decontamination are physical and biological methods. Physical decontamination is through the application of heat, microwaves and radiation. The biological decontamination of mycotoxins which are done by microorganisms via the degradation and binding. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous and Phaffia rhodozyma are the common microorganisms used for remediation of OTA. The combination of probiotics and prebiotics is eficient on toxin removal. Among probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most popular one.

Conclusion: physical methods especially hot processing have some disadvantages in the food appearance and nutritional values. The biological methods are so popular recently. Using probiotics to remove OTA in contaminated foods seems highly efficient and also environmentally friendly.

Read more here: http://www.eurekaselect.com/152525

 

 

Recent Issues of the Following Journals have been Published!

Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 14 Issue 12

Aims & Scope

Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry is a forum for the review of areas of keen and topical interest to medicinal chemists and others in the allied disciplines. Each issue is solely devoted to a specific topic, containing six to nine reviews, which provide the reader a comprehensive survey of that area. A Guest Editor who is an expert in the topic under review, will assemble each issue. The scope of Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry will cover all areas of medicinal chemistry, including current developments in rational drug design, synthetic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, high-throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry, compound diversity measurements, drug absorption, drug distribution, metabolism, new and emerging drug targets, natural products, pharmacogenomics, and structure-activity relationships. Medicinal chemistry is a rapidly maturing discipline. The study of how structure and function are related is absolutely essential to understanding the molecular basis of life. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry aims to contribute to the growth of scientific knowledge and insight, and facilitate the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents to treat debilitating human disorders. The journal is essential for every medicinal chemist who wishes to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important advances.

  http://www.eurekaselect.com/122889/issue/12

Abstracted & Indexed in:

BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PUBMED, ISI, Science Citation Index ExpandedT, Biochemistry & Biophysics Citation IndexTM, index to Scientific Reviews®, Current Contents®, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, BIOSIS Previews, BIOSIS Reviews Reports and Meetings, Scopus, Genamics JournalSeek, MediaFinder®-Standard Periodical Directory, PubsHub, J-Gate.

For details, visit: http://benthamscience.com/journal/index.php?journalID=ctmc

 

Current Medicinal Chemistry, 21 Issue 23

Aims & Scope

Current Medicinal Chemistry covers all the latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design. Each issue contains a series of timely in-depth reviews and guest edited thematic issues written by leaders in the field covering a range of the current topics in medicinal chemistry. Current Medicinal Chemistry is an essential journal for every medicinal chemist who wishes to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important developments.

 http://www.eurekaselect.com/122876/issue/23

Abstracted & Indexed in:

Biochemistry and Biophysics Citation Index®, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Life Sciences, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Reference Update, Research Alert, Science Citation Index®, Prous Science Integrity®, Science Citation Index Expanded, PubsHub, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Index to Scientific Reviews®, BIOSIS Previews, BIOSIS Reviews Reports and Meetings, Scopus, EMBASE, BIOBASE, Genamics JournalSeek, J-Gate, PubMed, MediaFinder®-Standard Periodical Directory.

For more details, visit: http://benthamscience.com/journal/index.php?journalID=cmc

 

Endocrine‚ Metabolic & Immune Disorders-Drug Targets, 14 Issue 2

Aims & Scope

This journal is devoted to timely reviews of experimental and clinical studies in the field of endocrine, metabolic, and immune disorders. Specific emphasis is placed on humoral and cellular targets for natural, synthetic, and genetically engineered drugs that enhance or impair endocrine, metabolic, and immune parameters and functions. Topics related to the neuroendocrine-immune axis are given special emphasis in view of the growing interest in stress-related, inflammatory, autoimmune, and degenerative disorders. Original articles related to Immune Disorders and Drug Targeting are also considered for publication.

http://www.eurekaselect.com/122905/issue/2

Abstracted & Indexed in:

Chemical Abstracts, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, BIOSIS Previews, BIOSIS Reviews Reports and Meetings, Scopus, Genamics JournalSeek, MediaFinder®-Standard Periodical Directory, PubsHub, J-Gate, Science Citation Index (Thomson Reuters).

For details, click: http://benthamscience.com/journal/index.php?journalID=emiddt

 

Current Pharmaceutical Design, 20 Issue 24

Aims & Scope

Current Pharmaceutical Design publishes timely in-depth reviews and research articles from leading pharmaceutical researchers in the field, covering all aspects of current research in rational drug design. Each issue is devoted to a single major therapeutic area guest edited by an acknowledged authority in the field.

Each thematic issue of Current Pharmaceutical Design covers all subject areas of major importance to modern drug design including: medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, drug targets and disease mechanism.

http://www.eurekaselect.com/122931/issue/24

Abstracted & Indexed in:

Biochemistry & Biophysics Citation Index®, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents®/Life Sciences, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Medical Documentation Service®, Research Alert®, Science Citation Index®, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), PubsHub, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Index to Scientific Reviews®, Custom Information Services®, BIOSIS Previews, BIOSIS Reviews Reports and Meetings, Scopus, Genamics JournalSeek, J-Gate.

For more information, visit: http://benthamscience.com/journal/index.php?journalID=cpd

 

Protein & Peptide Letters, 21 Issue 8

Aims & Scope

Protein & Peptide Letters publishes letters, original research papers, mini-reviews and guest edited issues in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, advances in recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, and drug design. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallization and preliminary structure determination of biologically important proteins are considered only if they include significant new approaches or deal with proteins of immediate importance, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins. Purely theoretical/review papers should provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function. Manuscripts describing computational work should include some experimental data to provide confirmation of the results of calculations.

Protein & Peptide Letters focuses on:

  • Structure Studies
  • Advances in Recombinant Expression
  • Drug Design
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Function
  • Pharmacology
  • Enzymology
  • Conformational Analysis
  • Immunology
  • Biotechnology
  • Protein Engineering
  • Protein Folding
  • Sequencing
  • Molecular Recognition
  • Purification and Analysis

 

http://www.eurekaselect.com/122942/issue/8

Abstracted & Indexed in:

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)®, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed, BIOSIS, BIOSIS Previews, Biochemistry & Biophysics Citation Index®, Biochemistry, Chemical Abstracts, Scopus, BIOBASE, Biomed Link, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (CABS), Biological Abstracts, EMBiology, Genamics JournalSeek, MediaFinder®-Standard Periodical Directory, PubsHub, J-Gate.

For more details, visit: http://benthamscience.com/journal/index.php?journalID=ppl

 

Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, 17 Issue 6

Aims & Scope

Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening(CCHTS) publishes full length original research articles and reviews dealing with various topics related to chemical biology (High Throughput Screening, Combinatorial Chemistry, Chemoinformatics, Laboratory Automation and Compound management) in advancing drug discovery research. Original research articles and reviews in the following areas are of special interest to the readers of this journal:

  • Target identification and validation
  • Assay design, development, miniaturization and comparison
  • High throughput/high content/in silico screening and associated technologies
  • Label-free detection technologies and applications
  • Stem cell technologies
  • Biomarkers
  • ADMET/PK/PD methodologies and screening
  • Probe discovery and development, hit to lead optimization
  • Combinatorial chemistry (e.g. small molecules, peptide, nucleic acid or phage display libraries)
  • Chemical library design and chemical diversity
  • Chemo/bio-informatics, data mining
  • Compound management
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Drug repurposing
  • Data management and statistical analysis
  • Laboratory automation, robotics, microfluidics, signal detection technologies
  • Current & Future Institutional Research Profile
  • Technology transfer, legal and licensing issues
  • Patents

In these respective subject areas, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening is intended to function as the most comprehensive and up-to-date medium available. The journal should be of value to individuals engaged in the process of drug discovery and development, in the settings of industry, academia or government.

http://www.eurekaselect.com/122963/issue/6

Abstracted & Indexed in:

Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents®/Life Sciences, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Science Citation Index ExpandedTM, BIOBASE, CAB Abstracts, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Chemistry Citation Index®, Reaction Citation Index®, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, BIOSIS Previews, Scopus, EMBiology, Genamics JournalSeek, MediaFinder®-Standard Periodical Directory, PubsHub, J-Gate.

For more information, visit: http://benthamscience.com/journal/index.php?journalID=cchts

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