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Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(7), 1273-1292; doi:10.3390/md9071273

Bromophenols in Marine Algae and Their Bioactivities

2,*  and 1,*
1 Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science, Qingdao 266071, China 2 Department of Science, Systems and Models, Roskilde University, P.O. Box 260, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
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Received: 30 May 2011 / Revised: 23 June 2011 / Accepted: 7 July 2011 / Published: 22 July 2011
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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 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.

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