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Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Natural Products Isolated from Soft Corals of Taiwan between 2008 and 2012
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 128, Taiwan
National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Marine Biotechnology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Department of Life Science, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan
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Received: 30 July 2013; in revised form: 12 September 2013 / Accepted: 13 September 2013 / Published: 23 October 2013
Abstract: This review reports details on the natural products isolated from Taiwan soft corals during the period 2008–2012 focusing on their in vitro and/or in vivo anti-inflammatory activities. Chemical structures, names, and literature references are also reported. This review provides useful and specific information on potent anti-inflammatory marine metabolites for future development of immune-modulatory therapeutics.
Keywords: soft coral; anti-inflammatory activity; iNOS; COX-2; superoxide anion; elastase
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Wei, W.-C.; Sung, P.-J.; Duh, C.-Y.; Chen, B.-W.; Sheu, J.-H.; Yang, N.-S. Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Natural Products Isolated from Soft Corals of Taiwan between 2008 and 2012. Mar. Drugs 2013, 11, 4083-4126.
Wei W-C, Sung P-J, Duh C-Y, Chen B-W, Sheu J-H, Yang N-S. Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Natural Products Isolated from Soft Corals of Taiwan between 2008 and 2012. Marine Drugs. 2013; 11(10):4083-4126.
Wei, Wen-Chi; Sung, Ping-Jyun; Duh, Chang-Yih; Chen, Bo-Wei; Sheu, Jyh-Horng; Yang, Ning-Sun. 2013. "Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Natural Products Isolated from Soft Corals of Taiwan between 2008 and 2012." Mar. Drugs 11, no. 10: 4083-4126.