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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(4), 2164-2181; doi:10.3390/md12042164
Review

Briarane Diterpenoids Isolated from Gorgonian Corals between 2011 and 2013

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1 Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources and Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan 2 Doctoral Degree Program in Marine Biotechnology, National Sun Yat-sen University and Academia Sinica, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan 3 National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 4 Graduate Institute of Marine Biotechnology, Department of Life Science and Institute of Biotechnology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 5 Department of Sport, Health, and Leisure, Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan 6 School of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan 7 Chinese Medicine Research and Development Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan 8 Center for Molecular Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan 9 Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 22 January 2014 / Revised: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 21 March 2014 / Published: 10 April 2014
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Abstract

The structures, names, bioactivities and references of 138 briarane-type diterpenoids, including 87 new compounds, are summarized in this review. All the briarane-type compounds mentioned in this review article were obtained from gorgonian corals including the genus Briareum, Dichotella, Junceella and Verrucella. Some of these compounds showed potential bioactivities.
Keywords: Gorgonacea; briarane; Briareum; Dichotella; Junceella; Verrucella Gorgonacea; briarane; Briareum; Dichotella; Junceella; Verrucella
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Sheu, J.-H.; Chen, Y.-H.; Chen, Y.-H.; Su, Y.-D.; Chang, Y.-C.; Su, J.-H.; Weng, C.-F.; Lee, C.-H.; Fang, L.-S.; Wang, W.-H.; Wen, Z.-H.; Wu, Y.-C.; Sung, P.-J. Briarane Diterpenoids Isolated from Gorgonian Corals between 2011 and 2013. Mar. Drugs 2014, 12, 2164-2181.

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