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Bioactivities from Marine Algae of the Genus Gracilaria
AbstractSeaweeds are an important source of bioactive metabolites for the pharmaceutical industry in drug development. Many of these compounds are used to treat diseases like cancer, acquired immune-deficiency syndrome (AIDS), inflammation, pain, arthritis, as well as viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. This paper offers a survey of the literature for Gracilaria algae extracts with biological activity, and identifies avenues for future research. Nineteen species of this genus that were tested for antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antihypertensive, cytotoxic, spermicidal, embriotoxic, and anti-inflammatory activities are cited from the 121 references consulted.
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De Almeida, C.L.F.; De S. Falcão, H.; De M. Lima, G.R.; De A. Montenegro, C.; Lira, N.S.; De Athayde-Filho, P.F.; Rodrigues, L.C.; De Souza, M.F.V.; Barbosa-Filho, J.M.; Batista, L.M. Bioactivities from Marine Algae of the Genus Gracilaria. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 4550-4573.View more citation formats
De Almeida CLF, De S. Falcão H, De M. Lima GR, De A. Montenegro C, Lira NS, De Athayde-Filho PF, Rodrigues LC, De Souza MFV, Barbosa-Filho JM, Batista LM. Bioactivities from Marine Algae of the Genus Gracilaria. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2011; 12(7):4550-4573.Chicago/Turabian Style
De Almeida, Cynthia Layse F.; De S. Falcão, Heloina; De M. Lima, Gedson R.; De A. Montenegro, Camila; Lira, Narlize S.; De Athayde-Filho, Petrônio F.; Rodrigues, Luis C.; De Souza, Maria de Fátima V.; Barbosa-Filho, José M.; Batista, Leônia M. 2011. "Bioactivities from Marine Algae of the Genus Gracilaria." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12, no. 7: 4550-4573.