New and Bioactive Natural Products Isolated from Madagascar Plants and Marine Organisms

Author(s): Y. Hou, L. Harinantenaina

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 12 , 2010

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Madagascar, the worlds fourth biggest island has a unique biodiversity. The interest on the phytochemical investigation of Malagasy plant and marine natural products started from the isolation of the potent anti-cancerous bisindole alkaloids: vinblastine and vincristine. In this paper, work published in the last two decades (1991-2009) on 262 new natural products isolated from Malagasy higher plants, liverworts and marine organisms is reviewed. Several results on the bioassays of the isolated new natural products have been reported.

Keywords: Madagascar, plants, marine organisms, natural products, biodiversity, bioactivities

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Year: 2010
Page: [1191 - 1219]
Pages: 29
DOI: 10.2174/092986710790827834
Price: $65

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