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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(6), 1817-1837; doi:10.3390/md8061817

New Peptides Isolated from Lyngbya Species: A Review

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Received: 13 April 2010 / Revised: 19 May 2010 / Accepted: 3 June 2010 / Published: 9 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Algal Toxins)


Cyanobacteria of the genusLyngbya have proven to be prodigious producers of secondary metabolites. Many of these compounds are bioactive and show potential for therapeutic use. This review covers peptides and hybrid polyketide-non-ribosomal peptides isolated from Lyngbya species. The structures and bioactivities of 50 Lyngbya peptides which were reported since 2007 are presented.
Keywords: Lyngbya; cyanobacteria; peptide; secondary metabolites; bioactivity Lyngbya; cyanobacteria; peptide; secondary metabolites; bioactivity
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Liu, L.; Rein, K.S. New Peptides Isolated from Lyngbya Species: A Review. Mar. Drugs 2010, 8, 1817-1837.

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