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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(10), 4083-4126; doi:10.3390/md11104083
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Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Natural Products Isolated from Soft Corals of Taiwan between 2008 and 2012

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1 Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 128, Taiwan 2 National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 3 Graduate Institute of Marine Biotechnology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 4 Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan 5 Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan 6 Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan 7 Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan 8 Department of Life Science, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan
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Received: 30 July 2013 / Revised: 12 September 2013 / Accepted: 13 September 2013 / Published: 23 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Compounds and Inflammation)
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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 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.

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