Natural Marine Anti-inflammatory Products

Author(s): Maria Jose Abad, Luis Miguel Bedoya, Paulina Bermejo

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 8 , Issue 8 , 2008

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The marine environment has been shown to be the source of a great diversity of chemical structures with promising biological activities. The isolation, biological evaluation, chemical properties and synthetic elaborations of the products of marine organisms and microorganisms have attracted the attention of organic chemists, medicinal chemists, biologists and pharmacists. Marine organisms and microorganisms have provided a large proportion of the natural antiinflammatory products over the last years. Marine organisms include green algae, brown algae, red algae, sponges, coelenterates, bryozoans, molluscs, tunicates, echinoderms, miscellaneous marine organisms and marine microorganisms and phytoplankton. This review describes current progress in the development of a selection of new anti-inflammatory agents from marine sources. The chemistry and biological evaluation are discussed.

Keywords: Spirulina, Anti-inflammatory, terpenoids, COX pathway, Alkaloids

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Year: 2008
Page: [740 - 754]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/138955708784912148
Price: $65

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