Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


Traditional Chinese Medicine - Sea Urchin

Author(s): Xiao-Hui Shang, Xiao-Yu Liu, Jian-Peng Zhang, Yun Gao, Bing-Hua Jiao, Heng Zheng, Xiao-Ling Lu.


The sea urchin is an ancient, common, seafloor-dwelling marine invertebrate that belongs to the phylum Echinodermata. There are multiple species of sea urchin with resources that are widely distributed in China, where they were used in ancient times as Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating a variety of diseases. At present, it is known that the shell, spine and gonad of the sea urchin have many medicinal values determined through modern research. In this paper, we summarized the major chemical constituents and medicinal value of the sea urchin.

Keywords: Chemical constituents, medicinal value, sea urchin.

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Article Details

Year: 2014
Page: [537 - 542]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1389557514666140529224147
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