Marine Biopharmaceuticals: Scope and Prospects

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

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

Pp: 143-185 (43)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196474124010007

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter deals with the promising secondary metabolites of the different constituents of marine cnidarians viz. hydrozoan medusae, scyphozoan medusae and soft corals and their bioactivities. Among the chemical classes of compounds, terpenoids ranked first and cytotoxicity of these compounds was the major activity. 

Keywords: Bioactivities, Hydrozoan medusae, Marine cnidarians, Scyphozoan medusae, Soft corals, Secondary metabolites.

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