Chemistry and Biological Activity of Ramalina Lichenized Fungi
AbstractLichens are a form of symbiont between a fungus and an alga or cyanobacterium, which contains a wide variety of organic compounds with certain secondary metabolite classes typical of these organisms. The Ramalina genus has approximately 246 species distributed around the World, of which in this review approximately 118 species with published chemical or biological activity studies of extracts or isolated compounds were cited. From the 153 mentioned compounds, only 27 passed were tested for biological activity, being usnic acid the most studied compound and the one showing the best results in almost all in vitro tests performed, although other compounds also presented excellent results as antimicrobial, antitumor and anti-inflammatory agents, among others. Extracts of several species also presented significant results in performed biological tests, demonstrating the potential that these organisms have, in particular, the gender Ramalina, to produce bioactive molecules that can be used as a model for the production of pharmaceuticals. View Full-Text
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Moreira, A.S.N.; Braz-Filho, R.; Mussi-Dias, V.; Vieira, I.J.C. Chemistry and Biological Activity of Ramalina Lichenized Fungi. Molecules 2015, 20, 8952-8987.
Moreira ASN, Braz-Filho R, Mussi-Dias V, Vieira IJC. Chemistry and Biological Activity of Ramalina Lichenized Fungi. Molecules. 2015; 20(5):8952-8987.Chicago/Turabian Style
Moreira, Antônio S.N.; Braz-Filho, Raimundo; Mussi-Dias, Vicente; Vieira, Ivo J.C. 2015. "Chemistry and Biological Activity of Ramalina Lichenized Fungi." Molecules 20, no. 5: 8952-8987.