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Int. J. Mol. Sci., Volume 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Marine species are a vast potential source of bioactive compounds that are not yet fully utilized. [...] Read more. Marine species are a vast potential source of bioactive compounds that are not yet fully utilized. In Asian countries, holothurians that look similar to cucumbers are very popular as a valuable food. In traditional Chinese medicine, sea cucumbers are believed to have healing properties. Recently, sea cucumbers have received attention from researchers due to the novel data on their chemical content and the pharmacological effects of the bioactive ingredients isolated from these marine invertebrates. Some compounds from sea cucumbers possess specific properties that make them potential drug prototypes for the development of novel pharmaceuticals. View the paper here.