Marine Biopharmaceuticals: Scope and Prospects

Promising Pharmaceutical Compounds of Marine Sponges: Their Chemistry and Therapeutic Applications

Author(s): Santhanam Ramesh*, Ramasamy Santhanam* and Veintramuthu Sankar * .

Pp: 88-142 (55)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196474124010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter deals with the promising bioactive compounds of the marine sponge species belonging to the classes Calcarea and Demospongiae. Further, the chemical classes and the bioactivities of these secondary metabolites are dealt with.

Keywords: Ara-C, Bioactivities, Calcarea, Demospongiae, Marine sponges, Secondary metabpolites, Vira-A.

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