Next Article in Journal
Chitins and Chitosans as Immunoadjuvants and Non-Allergenic Drug Carriers
Next Article in Special Issue
Neurotoxic Alkaloids: Saxitoxin and Its Analogs
Previous Article in Journal
Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Hydrolysates Produced on a Plant Scale Have Antitumor Activity and Immunostimulating Effects in BALB/c Mice
Previous Article in Special Issue
Terpenyl-Purines from the Sea

Alkaloids in Marine Algae

Istanbul Aydın University, Inönü Cad., 40, Sefaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Laboratoire de Dynamique, Interactions et Réactivité (LADIR), UMR 7075 CNRS–UPMC Univ Paris 06, 2 rue Henry Dunant, 94320 Thiais, France
Department of Pharmacognosy, Hipodrom Ankara, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Turkey
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(2), 269-284;
Received: 10 December 2009 / Revised: 20 January 2010 / Accepted: 25 January 2010 / Published: 4 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alkaloid Analogs)
This paper presents the alkaloids found in green, brown and red marine algae. Algal chemistry has interested many researchers in order to develop new drugs, as algae include compounds with functional groups which are characteristic from this particular source. Among these compounds, alkaloids present special interest because of their pharmacological activities. Alkaloid chemistry has been widely studied in terrestrial plants, but the number of studies in algae is insignificant. In this review, a detailed account of macro algae alkaloids with their structure and pharmacological activities is presented. The alkaloids found in marine algae may be divided into three groups: 1. Phenylethylamine alkaloids, 2. Indole and halogenated indole alkaloids, 3. Other alkaloids. View Full-Text
Keywords: alkaloids; phenylethylamine alkaloids; indole alkaloids; halogenated indole alkaloids; other alkaloids alkaloids; phenylethylamine alkaloids; indole alkaloids; halogenated indole alkaloids; other alkaloids
Show Figures

MDPI and ACS Style

Güven, K.C.; Percot, A.; Sezik, E. Alkaloids in Marine Algae. Mar. Drugs 2010, 8, 269-284.

AMA Style

Güven KC, Percot A, Sezik E. Alkaloids in Marine Algae. Marine Drugs. 2010; 8(2):269-284.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Güven, Kasım Cemal, Aline Percot, and Ekrem Sezik. 2010. "Alkaloids in Marine Algae" Marine Drugs 8, no. 2: 269-284.

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop