Mar. Drugs 2004, 2(3), 123-146; doi:10.3390/md203123

Biomedical Compounds from Marine organisms

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Received: 17 May 2004; Accepted: 1 August 2004 / Published: 25 August 2004
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Abstract: The Ocean, which is called the ‘mother of origin of life’, is also the source of structurally unique natural products that are mainly accumulated in living organisms. Several of these compounds show pharmacological activities and are helpful for the invention and discovery of bioactive compounds, primarily for deadly diseases like cancer, acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS), arthritis, etc., while other compounds have been developed as analgesics or to treat inflammation, etc. The lifesaving drugs are mainly found abundantly in microorganisms, algae and invertebrates, while they are scarce in vertebrates. Modern technologies have opened vast areas of research for the extraction of biomedical compounds from oceans and seas.
Keywords: Biomedical compounds; ocean; anti-cancer metabolite; anti-HIV metabolite
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Jha, R.K.; Zi-rong, X. Biomedical Compounds from Marine organisms. Mar. Drugs 2004, 2, 123-146.

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Jha RK, Zi-rong X. Biomedical Compounds from Marine organisms. Marine Drugs. 2004; 2(3):123-146.

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Jha, Rajeev K.; Zi-rong, Xu. 2004. "Biomedical Compounds from Marine organisms." Mar. Drugs 2, no. 3: 123-146.

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