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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(11), 2415-2434; doi:10.3390/md10112415
Review

Natural Product Chemistry of Gorgonian Corals of the Family Plexauridae Distributed in the Indo-Pacific Ocean

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1 National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 2 Graduate Institute of Marine Biotechnology and Department of Life Science and Institute of Biotechnology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 3 Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources and Division of Marine Biotechnology, Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan 4 Doctoral Degree Program in Marine Biotechnology, National Sun Yat-sen University and Academia Sinica, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan 5 Department of Sport, Health and Leisure, Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan 6 School of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan 7 Natural Medicinal Products Research Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan 8 Center for Molecular Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
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Received: 13 September 2012 / Revised: 10 October 2012 / Accepted: 16 October 2012 / Published: 1 November 2012
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Abstract

The structures, names, bioactivities and references of 105 natural products obtained from gorgonian corals belonging to the family Plexauridae with an Indo-Pacific distribution are described in this review. All compounds mentioned in this review were obtained from gorgonian corals belonging to the genera Astrogorgia, Bebryce, Echinomuricea, Euplexaura and Menella.
Keywords: Plexauridae; gorgonian; Astrogorgia; Bebryce; Echinomuricea; Euplexaura; Menella Plexauridae; gorgonian; Astrogorgia; Bebryce; Echinomuricea; Euplexaura; Menella
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Wang, L.-H.; Sheu, J.-H.; Kao, S.-Y.; Su, J.-H.; Chen, Y.-H.; Chen, Y.-H.; Su, Y.-D.; Chang, Y.-C.; Fang, L.-S.; Wang, W.-H.; Wu, Y.-C.; Sung, P.-J. Natural Product Chemistry of Gorgonian Corals of the Family Plexauridae Distributed in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Mar. Drugs 2012, 10, 2415-2434.

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