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Coral and Coral-Associated Microorganisms: A Prolific Source of Potential Bioactive Natural Products

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NTT Hi-Tech Institute, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, 300A Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City 748000, Vietnam
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Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 321 Huynh Thuc Khang, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue 531600, Vietnam
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College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea
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Institute of Marine Biochemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi 100000, Vietnam
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Institute of Biotechnology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi 122300, Vietnam
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Graduated University of Science and Technology, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi 122300, Vietnam
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Mar. Drugs 2019, 17(8), 468; https://doi.org/10.3390/md17080468
Received: 7 June 2019 / Revised: 5 August 2019 / Accepted: 7 August 2019 / Published: 11 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Compounds from Coral Reef Organisms)

Abstract

Marine invertebrates and their associated microorganisms are rich sources of bioactive compounds. Among them, coral and its associated microorganisms are promising providers of marine bioactive compounds. The present review provides an overview of bioactive compounds that are produced by corals and coral-associated microorganisms, covering the literature from 2010 to March 2019. Accordingly, 245 natural products that possess a wide range of potent bioactivities, such as anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, antimicrobial, antivirus, and antifouling activities, among others, are described in this review. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioactive compounds; coral; coral-associated microorganisms; natural products bioactive compounds; coral; coral-associated microorganisms; natural products
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Sang, V.T.; Dat, T.T.H.; Vinh, L.B.; Cuong, L.C.V.; Oanh, P.T.T.; Ha, H.; Kim, Y.H.; Anh, H.L.T.; Yang, S.Y. Coral and Coral-Associated Microorganisms: A Prolific Source of Potential Bioactive Natural Products. Mar. Drugs 2019, 17, 468.

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