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Chemical Diversity and Biological Activities of Marine Sponges of the Genus Suberea: A Systematic Review

Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS UPR 2301, Univ. Paris-Sud, University of Paris-Saclay, 1, Avenue de la Terrasse, 91198 Gif-Sur-Yvette, France
Organic Chemistry Division, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, 35516 Mansoura, Egypt
Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-552 Jastrzebiec, Poland
Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Department of Pharmacognosy and chemistry of natural products, Faculty of Pharmacy, National and kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, 15771 Athens, Greece
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Fayoum University, 63514 Fayoum, Egypt
Queensland Museum, P.O. Box 3300, South Brisbane BC, QLD 4101, Australia
Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Killis 7 Aralik University, 79000 Kilis, Turkey
ICBAS—Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar & CIIMAR, Universidade do Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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Mar. Drugs 2019, 17(2), 115;
Received: 16 January 2019 / Revised: 2 February 2019 / Accepted: 11 February 2019 / Published: 12 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sponges)
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Marine natural products (MNPs) continue to be in the spotlight in the global drug discovery endeavor. Currently, more than 30,000 structurally diverse secondary metabolites from marine sources have been isolated, making MNPs a profound, renewable source to investigate novel drug compounds. Marine sponges of the genus Suberea (family: Aplysinellidae) are recognized as producers of bromotyrosine derivatives, which are considered distinct chemotaxonomic markers for the marine sponges belonging to the order Verongida. This class of compounds exhibits structural diversity, ranging from simple monomeric molecules to more complex molecular scaffolds, displaying a myriad of biological and pharmacological potentialities. In this review, a comprehensive literature survey covering the period of 1998–2018, focusing on the chemistry and biological/pharmacological activities of marine natural products from marine sponges of the genus Suberea, with special attention to the biogenesis of the different skeletons of halogenated compounds, is presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine sponges; Verongida; Suberea; bromotyrosine derivatives; bioactivities; biosynthesis marine sponges; Verongida; Suberea; bromotyrosine derivatives; bioactivities; biosynthesis

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El-Demerdash, A.; Atanasov, A.G.; Horbanczuk, O.K.; Tammam, M.A.; Abdel-Mogib, M.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Sekeroglu, N.; Al-Mourabit, A.; Kijjoa, A. Chemical Diversity and Biological Activities of Marine Sponges of the Genus Suberea: A Systematic Review. Mar. Drugs 2019, 17, 115.

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