Pleiotropic Role of Puupehenones in Biomedical Research
AbstractMarine sponges represent a vast source of metabolites with very interesting potential biomedical applications. Puupehenones are sesquiterpene quinones isolated from sponges of the orders Verongida and Dictyoceratida. This family of chemical compounds is composed of a high number of metabolites, including puupehenone, the most characteristic compound of the family. Chemical synthesis of puupehenone has been reached by different routes, and the special chemical reactivity of this molecule has allowed the synthesis of many puupehenone-derived compounds. The biological activities of puupehenones are very diverse, including antiangiogenic, antitumoral, antioxidant, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and antiatherosclerotic effects. Despite the very important roles described for puupehenones concerning different pathologies, the exact mechanism of action of these compounds and the putative therapeutic effects in vivo remain to be elucidated. This review offers an updated and global view about the biology of puupehenones and their therapeutic possibilities in human diseases such as cancer. View Full-Text
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Martínez-Poveda, B.; Quesada, A.R.; Medina, M.Á. Pleiotropic Role of Puupehenones in Biomedical Research. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15, 325.
Martínez-Poveda B, Quesada AR, Medina MÁ. Pleiotropic Role of Puupehenones in Biomedical Research. Marine Drugs. 2017; 15(10):325.Chicago/Turabian Style
Martínez-Poveda, Beatriz; Quesada, Ana R.; Medina, Miguel Ángel. 2017. "Pleiotropic Role of Puupehenones in Biomedical Research." Mar. Drugs 15, no. 10: 325.
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