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

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; in revised form: 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

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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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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. Marine Drugs. 2012; 10(11):2415-2434.

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Wang, Li-Hsueh; Sheu, Jyh-Horng; Kao, Shih-Yao; Su, Jui-Hsin; Chen, Yung-Husan; Chen, Yu-Hsin; Su, Yin-Di; Chang, Yu-Chia; Fang, Lee-Shing; Wang, Wei-Hsien; Wu, Yang-Chang; Sung, Ping-Jyun. 2012. "Natural Product Chemistry of Gorgonian Corals of the Family Plexauridae Distributed in the Indo-Pacific Ocean." Mar. Drugs 10, no. 11: 2415-2434.

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