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Bromophenols in Marine Algae and Their Bioactivities
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science, Qingdao 266071, China
Department of Science, Systems and Models, Roskilde University, P.O. Box 260, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
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Received: 30 May 2011; in revised form: 23 June 2011 / Accepted: 7 July 2011 / Published: 22 July 2011
Abstract: Marine algae contain various bromophenols that have been shown to possess a variety of biological activities, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-diabetic, and anti-thrombotic effects. Here, we briefly review the recent progress of these marine algal biomaterials, with respect to structure, bioactivities, and their potential application as pharmaceuticals.
Keywords: bromophenols; marine algae; bioactivity
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Liu, M.; Hansen, P.E.; Lin, X. Bromophenols in Marine Algae and Their Bioactivities. Mar. Drugs 2011, 9, 1273-1292.
Liu M, Hansen PE, Lin X. Bromophenols in Marine Algae and Their Bioactivities. Marine Drugs. 2011; 9(7):1273-1292.
Liu, Ming; Hansen, Poul Erik; Lin, Xiukun. 2011. "Bromophenols in Marine Algae and Their Bioactivities." Mar. Drugs 9, no. 7: 1273-1292.