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Bio-organic Compounds: Chemistry and Biomedical Applications

Series: Recent Advances in Marine Biotechnology Volume: 6

Science Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #136458 | ISBN: 1578081351
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About this book

The marine environment has been and continues to be a fruitful source of novel chemical compounds that are not found in terrestrial freshwater organisms. Many of these substances show potential biomedical applications, which could lead to development of new pharmaceutical products. Research on the utilization of natural products from marine organisms is growing by leaps and bounds; one important reason being that investigators, through new diving technologies, are becoming able to explore at greater and greater depths. Studies of these marine natural products include investigations of neuronal membrane-active toxins, ion channel blockers, anti-tumour and anti-viral agents and anti-inflammatory molecules.


Contents

Novel pharmaceutical compounds from marine bacteria, Brian Austin; recent developments on antimicrobial metabolites from marine sponges, Masayuki Kuniyishi and Tatsuo Higa; bioactive compounds from hard corals, Fung Min Yee Faith; novel bioactive compounds from the soft corals - chemistry and biomedical applications, Y. Venkateswarlu et al; pore-forming proteins from sea anemones and the construction of immunotoxins for selective killing of harmful cells, Gregor Anderluh and Gainfranco Menestrina; bioactive compounds from bryozoans, Russell G. Kerr et al; novel alkaloids from marine bryozoans, Michele Robyn Prinsep; ion channel toxins as molecular models for the design of new drugs, William R. Kem; proteinases from marine organisms, Cristiane de Albuquerque et al; cooperative antifoulant testing - a novel multisector approach, Dan Rittschof and Kristian K. Parker.

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