Research Progress on Secondary Metabolites from the Ascidians of Aplidium genus

Author(s): Qing-Hua Han, Xiao-Qing Tian, Shu-Ming Zhao, Ya-Nan Lu, Cheng-Qi Fan*

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry

Volume 18 , Issue 4 , 2021

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Ascidians (tunicates) are widely recognized as one of the most prolific producers of bioactive natural products in the marine environment. This present study reviewed the chemical diversity of marine ascidians from the Aplidium genus and their pharmacological applications since Jan 2005. The resources of this genus from China Seas, including the changes of their names in the family Polydinidae were also summarized in this paper. In addition, a concise outlook on their chemical and pharmaceutical investigation is made to support further development.

Keywords: Aplidium, bioactivities, marine environment, natural products, polydinidae, secondary metabolites.

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Year: 2021
Page: [479 - 489]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1570193X17999200730130201
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