An Overview of the Mechanisms of Marine Fungi-Derived Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Tumor Agents and their Novel Role in Drug Targeting

Author(s): Syed Shams ul Hassan*, Muhammad Ishaq, Wei-dong Zhang*, Hui-Zi Jin*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 27 , Issue 22 , 2021

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Marine fungi with their successful pharmacological effects were considered to be the treasure of ocean medicines concerning the striking ability of their secondary metabolites. Literature over literature has been published on fungi derived bioactive molecules to probe its therapeutic potential. Marine fungi have an implicit to cede future medicines against life-threatening diseases, such as cancer and several emerging inflammations. The biological actions of many marine fungi-derived secondary metabolites are still unlocked, for an assorted number of bioactive compounds by which they interact with human diseases are discussed here with comprehensive diagrams. This knowledge is one of the main tracks to be established specifically for the successful transformation of bioactive compounds to medicines. Marine fungi produce a diverse range of biochemical substances with precious carbon scaffolds, which are the main component interplaying with human diseases at distinctive spots. Specific diseases having a flair to fight at distinctive targets within the body can lead to a new trend of raising the chances of developing targeted drugs.

Keywords: Marine fungi, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, mode of action, chemical structures, diagrammed illustrations, medicines.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 28 July, 2020
Page: [2605 - 2614]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200728142244
Price: $65

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