Next Article in Journal
Retraction: Hashim, H. et al., Cytoprotective Effect of Benzyl N'-(5-Chloro-indol-3-yl-methylidene)hydrazinecarbodithioate against Ethanol-induced Gastric Mucosal Injury in Rats. Molecules 2012, 17, 9306-9320
Next Article in Special Issue
Enhancement of Cunninghamella elegans UCP/WFCC 0542 Biomass and Chitosan with Amino Acid Supply
Previous Article in Journal
Comprehensive Theoretical Studies on the Reaction of 1-Bromo-3,3,3-trifluoropropene with OH Free Radicals
Previous Article in Special Issue
Intravenous and Subcutaneous Toxicity and Absorption Kinetics in Mice and Dogs of the Antileishmanial Triterpene Saponin PX-6518
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Molecules 2013, 18(7), 7886-7909; doi:10.3390/molecules18077886

Triterpenoids of Marine Origin as Anti-Cancer Agents

1
Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Korea
2
Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 16 February 2013 / Revised: 10 June 2013 / Accepted: 27 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Triterpenes and Triterpenoids)

Abstract

Triterpenoids are the most abundant secondary metabolites present in marine organisms, such as marine sponges, sea cucumbers, marine algae and marine-derived fungi. A large number of triterpenoids are known to exhibit cytotoxicity against a variety of tumor cells, as well as anticancer efficacy in preclinical animal models. In this review efforts have been taken to review the structural features and the potential use of triterpenoids of marine origin to be used in the pharmaceutical industry as potential anti-cancer drug leads.
Keywords: triterpenoids; anti-cancer; cytotoxic; pharmacological agents; marine origin triterpenoids; anti-cancer; cytotoxic; pharmacological agents; marine origin
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Li, Y.-X.; Himaya, S.W.A.; Kim, S.-K. Triterpenoids of Marine Origin as Anti-Cancer Agents. Molecules 2013, 18, 7886-7909.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top