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Mar. Drugs 2017, 15(11), 351; doi:10.3390/md15110351

Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from the Marine Sponge Genus Agelas

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
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Received: 19 September 2017 / Revised: 25 October 2017 / Accepted: 3 November 2017 / Published: 8 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sponges)


The marine sponge genus Agelas comprises a rich reservoir of species and natural products with diverse chemical structures and biological properties with potential application in new drug development. This review for the first time summarized secondary metabolites from Agelas sponges discovered in the past 47 years together with their bioactive effects. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine sponge; Agelas; secondary metabolite; natural product; bioactivity marine sponge; Agelas; secondary metabolite; natural product; bioactivity

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Zhang, H.; Dong, M.; Chen, J.; Wang, H.; Tenney, K.; Crews, P. Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from the Marine Sponge Genus Agelas. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15, 351.

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