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Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(7), 4520-4538; doi:10.3390/md13074520

Potential Antiviral Agents from Marine Fungi: An Overview

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Biochemistry Program, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Department of Medical Microbiology, Tropical Infectious Disease Research and Education Center (TIDREC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr 75169, Iran
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Academic Editor: Johannes F. Imhoff
Received: 3 June 2015 / Revised: 12 June 2015 / Accepted: 15 June 2015 / Published: 22 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Compounds from Marine Fungi)
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Abstract

Biodiversity of the marine world is only partially subjected to detailed scientific scrutiny in comparison to terrestrial life. Life in the marine world depends heavily on marine fungi scavenging the oceans of lifeless plants and animals and entering them into the nutrient cycle by. Approximately 150 to 200 new compounds, including alkaloids, sesquiterpenes, polyketides, and aromatic compounds, are identified from marine fungi annually. In recent years, numerous investigations demonstrated the tremendous potential of marine fungi as a promising source to develop new antivirals against different important viruses, including herpes simplex viruses, the human immunodeficiency virus, and the influenza virus. Various genera of marine fungi such as Aspergillus, Penicillium, Cladosporium, and Fusarium were subjected to compound isolation and antiviral studies, which led to an illustration of the strong antiviral activity of a variety of marine fungi-derived compounds. The present review strives to summarize all available knowledge on active compounds isolated from marine fungi with antiviral activity. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural products; marine fungi; antiviral; review natural products; marine fungi; antiviral; review
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Moghadamtousi, S.Z.; Nikzad, S.; Kadir, H.A.; Abubakar, S.; Zandi, K. Potential Antiviral Agents from Marine Fungi: An Overview. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13, 4520-4538.

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