BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM MARINE INVERTEBRATES AND THEIR PHARMACEUTICAL POTENTIALAbstract
Marine environment is an exceptional storehouse of novel bioactive natural products that are mainly found in invertebrates such as sponges, arthropods, annelids, molluscs, etc. This diversity has been the source of unique chemical compounds. A large portion of these natural compounds has been extracted from marine invertebrates. Marine invertebrates are rich sources of bioactive compounds and their biotechnological potential attracts scientific and economic interest worldwide. Marine invertebrates are extremely diverse, largely productive, untapped oceanic resources with chemically unique bioactive compounds. Marine natural products are generally secondary metabolites. The number of natural products isolated from marine organisms increases rapidly. Isolated compounds from marine invertebrates have been shown pharmacological activities. They are helpful for the invention and discovery of bioactive compounds, primarily for deadly diseases like cancer, an Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), osteoporosis and so forth. So marine life is fascinating and has great potential for the development of drugs. The present review aims to know about the bioactive compounds produced by marine invertebrates and their use and application in the pharmaceutical field.
V. Priya Senan * and M. Karthika
Post Graduate Department of Biotechnology, SAS SNDP Yogam College, Konni, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India.
06 April 2021
10 June 2021
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01 February 2022