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Biotechnological potential of marine natural products

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Title: Biotechnological potential of marine natural products
Authors: Fusetani, Nobuhiro Browse this author
Keywords: antifoulants
antitumor compounds
biotechnology
marine natural products
pharmaceuticals
research tools
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Journal Title: Pure and Applied Chemistry
Volume: 82
Issue: 1
Start Page: 17
End Page: 26
Publisher DOI: 10.1351/PAC-CON-09-01-11
Abstract: The number of marine natural products (MNPs) that have been applied to biotechnological industry is very limited, although nearly 20000 new compounds were discovered from marine organisms since the birth of MNPs in the early 1970s. However, it is apparent that they have a significant potential as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, research tools, and others. This article focuses on selective antitumor metabolites isolated from marine sponges and tunicates, and their modes of action, as well as promising candidates for nontoxic antifoulants discovered from marine organisms.
Rights: © 2010 IUPAC
Type: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/42722
Appears in Collections:水産科学院・水産科学研究院 (Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences / Faculty of Fisheries Sciences) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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