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Current Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 0929-8673
ISSN (Online): 1875-533X

Cytotoxic Natural Products from Formosan Plants and Marine Organisms

Author(s): Shoei-Sheng Lee and Wen-Liang Chang

Volume 11 , Issue 11 , 2004

Page: [1461 - 1477] Pages: 17

DOI: 10.2174/0929867043365125

Price: $65


Cytotoxic natural products isolated from Formosan plants and marine organisms till December, 2002, by local scientists or Taiwanese researchers have been reviewed. A total of about 200 compounds belonging to six types of chemical structures are listed or / and described in this article. Several compounds with special or selective activity have been described in more details. Some structure-activity relationships for the compounds of the same skeleton are drawn to clarify the possible pharmacophores.

Keywords: cytotoxicity, formosan plants, marine organisms, in vitro assay, structural properties

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