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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1568-0266
ISSN (Online): 1873-4294

New and Highly Potent Antitumor Natural Products from Marine-Derived Fungi: Covering the Period from 2003 to 2012

Author(s): Boris Pejin, Katarina K. Jovanovic, Milos Mojovic and Aleksandar G. Savic

Volume 13, Issue 21, 2013

Page: [2745 - 2766] Pages: 22

DOI: 10.2174/15680266113136660197

Price: $65


This review covers the 2003-2012 literature data published for antitumor natural products from marine-derived fungi. The focus is on new and highly potent cytotoxic compounds, together with details related to the relevant fungal species. It describes 22 promising bioactives, originating mainly from symbiotic fungi. The chemical structures of all highlighted organic molecules are briefly discussed.

Keywords: Antitumor activity, marine-derived fungi, novel leads, secondary metabolites.

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