Marine Natural Products for Cancer Prevention and Therapy: A Mechanistic Overview
Pp. 125-146 (22)
Shankar Suman, Sanjay Mishra and Yogeshwer Shukla
Marine resources have rich pharmaceutical values as they encompass a
diverse taxonomy of biological species and possess a large-scale of bioactive
compounds. The existence of extraordinary chemical diversity of marine resources is
used to discover anticancer agent in its natural or derived synthetic form. Marine flora
and fauna possess several valuable compounds with immunostimulatory and
antioxidant properties, also gained their importance as nutraceuticals as well as in
cancer chemoprevention. In this chapter, we have emphasized for overviewing the
marine natural products; those having anticancer or cancer chemo-preventive
properties, acting against different deregulated cellular and molecular pathways
associated with cancer development or progression.
Cancer, Cell signaling pathways, Flora, Fauna, Marine compounds.
Proteomics and Environmental Carcinogenesis Laboratory, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, M.G. Marg, Lucknow, India.