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Recent N-Atom Containing Compounds from Indo-Pacific Invertebrates

School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel
Laboratorie de Chimîe des Substances Naturelles et des Aliments, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université de Réunion, 15 Avenue Rene Cassin, B.P. 7151, 97715 Saint Denis, Cedex 9, France
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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(11), 2810-2836;
Received: 19 September 2010 / Revised: 3 November 2010 / Accepted: 8 November 2010 / Published: 10 November 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Alkaloids)
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A large variety of unique N-atom containing compounds (alkaloids) without terrestrial counterparts, have been isolated from marine invertebrates, mainly sponges and ascidians. Many of these compounds display interesting biological activities. In this report we present studies on nitrogenous compounds, isolated by our group during the last few years, from Indo-Pacific sponges, one ascidian and one gorgonian. The major part of the review deals with metabolites from the Madagascar sponge Fascaplysinopsis sp., namely, four groups of secondary metabolites, the salarins, tulearins, taumycins and tausalarins. View Full-Text
Keywords: heterocycles; Fascaplysinopsis sp.; marine invertebrates; nitrogenous macrolide; leukemia cells heterocycles; Fascaplysinopsis sp.; marine invertebrates; nitrogenous macrolide; leukemia cells
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Kashman, Y.; Bishara, A.; Aknin, M. Recent N-Atom Containing Compounds from Indo-Pacific Invertebrates. Mar. Drugs 2010, 8, 2810-2836.

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