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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(8), 2340-2368; doi:10.3390/md8082340

Terpenes from Marine-Derived Fungi

Marine Biodiscovery Centre, University of Aberdeen, Meston Walk, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, Scotland, UK
Received: 6 July 2010 / Revised: 21 July 2010 / Accepted: 9 August 2010 / Published: 13 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Terpenoids of Marine Origin)

Abstract

Terpenes from marine-derived fungi show a pronounced degree of structural diversity, and due to their interesting biological and pharmacological properties many of them have aroused interest from synthetic chemists and the pharmaceutical industry alike. The aim of this paper is to give an overview of the structural diversity of terpenes from marine-derived fungi, highlighting individual examples of chemical structures and placing them in a context of other terpenes of fungal origin. Wherever possible, information regarding the biological activity is presented.
Keywords: marine-derived fungi; natural products chemistry; terpenes; biological activity marine-derived fungi; natural products chemistry; terpenes; biological activity
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Ebel, R. Terpenes from Marine-Derived Fungi. Mar. Drugs 2010, 8, 2340-2368.

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