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Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from Plant and Marine Environment

Department of Molecular Biophysics, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, 90-136 Lodz, Poland
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(11), 3533; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19113533
Received: 10 September 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 6 November 2018 / Published: 9 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Bioactives and Nutraceuticals)
This paper describes the substances of plant and marine origin that have anticancer properties. The chemical structure of the molecules of these substances, their properties, mechanisms of action, their structure–activity relationships, along with their anticancer properties and their potential as chemotherapeutic drugs are discussed in this paper. This paper presents natural substances from plants, animals, and their aquatic environments. These substances include the vinca alkaloids, mistletoe plant extracts, podophyllotoxin derivatives, taxanes, camptothecin, combretastatin, and others including geniposide, colchicine, artesunate, homoharringtonine, salvicine, ellipticine, roscovitine, maytanasin, tapsigargin, and bruceantin. Compounds (psammaplin, didemnin, dolastin, ecteinascidin, and halichondrin) isolated from the marine plants and animals such as microalgae, cyanobacteria, heterotrophic bacteria, invertebrates (e.g., sponges, tunicates, and soft corals) as well as certain other substances that have been tested on cells and experimental animals and used in human chemotherapy. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural compounds; anticancer properties; substances from marin natural compounds; anticancer properties; substances from marin
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Lichota, A.; Gwozdzinski, K. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from Plant and Marine Environment. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 3533. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19113533

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Lichota A, Gwozdzinski K. Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from Plant and Marine Environment. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(11):3533. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19113533

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Lichota, Anna, and Krzysztof Gwozdzinski. 2018. "Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds from Plant and Marine Environment" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19, no. 11: 3533. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19113533

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