Marine Biopharmaceuticals: Scope and Prospects

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

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

Pp: 203-210 (8)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196474124010009

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter deals with the promising bioactive compounds of marine worms such as nemertines, sipunculids, and annelids. Further, the chemical classes and the bioactivities of these secondary metabolites are dealtwith.

Keywords: Marine polychaete annelids, Nemertine worms, Peanut worm, Sipunculid worm, Spatial learning and memory, Wound healing.

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