Blue Biotechnology

From Gene to Bioactive Product
by Werner E. G. Müller, Heinz C. Schröder & Xiaohong Wang
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Series: Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Publication Date: March 26, 2017

ISBN: 9783319512846

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This book describes the discovery of molecules from unexploited extreme marine environments, and presents new approaches in marine genomics. It combines the current state of knowledge in marine genomics and advanced natural products’ chemistry to pursue the sustainable production of novel secondary metabolites (lead compounds), as well as pharmacologically active peptides/proteins, with antimicrobial, neuroprotective, anti-osteoporotic, anti-protozoan/anti-plasmodial, anti-ageing and immune-modulating effects. Further, it employs molecular-biology-based approaches and advanced chemical techniques to obtain and to select candidate compounds for pre-clinical and clinical studies.