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Mar. Drugs 2017, 15(5), 126;

A Review Study on Macrolides Isolated from Cyanobacteria

School of Marine Sciences, Laboratory of Marine Natural Products, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biotechnology of Ministry of Education, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
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Academic Editor: Anake Kijjoa
Received: 27 January 2017 / Revised: 21 April 2017 / Accepted: 24 April 2017 / Published: 26 April 2017
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Cyanobacteria are rich sources of structurally-diverse molecules with promising pharmacological activities. Marine cyanobacteria have been proven to be true producers of some significant bioactive metabolites from marine invertebrates. Macrolides are a class of bioactive compounds isolated from marine organisms, including marine microorganisms in particular. The structural characteristics of macrolides from cyanobacteria mainly manifest in the diversity of carbon skeletons, complexes of chlorinated thiazole-containing molecules and complex spatial configuration. In the present work, we systematically reviewed the structures and pharmacological activities of macrolides from cyanobacteria. Our data would help establish an effective support system for the discovery and development of cyanobacterium-derived macrolides. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyanobacteria; macrolides; secondary metabolites; bioactivity cyanobacteria; macrolides; secondary metabolites; bioactivity

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Wang, M.; Zhang, J.; He, S.; Yan, X. A Review Study on Macrolides Isolated from Cyanobacteria. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15, 126.

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