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Terpenoids form the Sea: Chemical Diversity and Bioactivity

Author(s): Kuiwu Wang

Affiliation: Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Food Science and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310035, P. R. China.

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Abstract:

Marine organisms are a rich source of biologically active terpenes. Some of them exhibit antiviral, antifouling, antitumor, antimicrobial, antifungal, activities. The present paper reviews the latest progress in the chemistry and pharmacological activities of terpenoids from marine organisms.

Keywords: Biological activities, marine organisms, metabolites, structure, terpenes.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 7
Page: [840 - 866]
Pages: 27
DOI: 10.2174/138527281807140515150806
Price: $58