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Metabolites from Marine Microorganisms, Micro, and Macroalgae: Immense Scope for Pharmacology

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Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science and Technology, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas 74576, Iran
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Persian Gulf and Oman Sea Ecology Research Center, Iranian Fisheries Sciences Research Institute, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Bandar Abbas 93165, Iran
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Road, Housing & Urban Development Research Center (BHRC), Persian Gulf Branch, Bandar Abbas 93144, Iran
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Department of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas 1696, Iran
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Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padua, viale dell’Università 16, Legnaro 35020, Italy
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Mar. Drugs 2019, 17(8), 464; https://doi.org/10.3390/md17080464
Received: 16 June 2019 / Revised: 26 July 2019 / Accepted: 27 July 2019 / Published: 8 August 2019
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Abstract

Marine organisms produce a large array of natural products with relevance in drug discovery. These compounds have biological activities such as antioxidant, antibacterial, antitumor, antivirus, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, and so forth. Consequently, several of the metabolites have made it to the advanced stages of clinical trials, and a few of them are commercially available. In this review, novel information on natural products isolated from marine microorganisms, microalgae, and macroalgae are presented. Given due research impetus, these marine metabolites might emerge as a new wave of promising drugs. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine microorganisms; natural products; pharmaceutical potential; bacteria; microalgae; macroalgae marine microorganisms; natural products; pharmaceutical potential; bacteria; microalgae; macroalgae
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Barzkar, N.; Jahromi, S.T.; Poorsaheli, H.B.; Vianello, F. Metabolites from Marine Microorganisms, Micro, and Macroalgae: Immense Scope for Pharmacology. Mar. Drugs 2019, 17, 464.

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