A review of the components of seaweeds as potential candidates in cancer therapy. - GreenMedInfo Summary
A review of the components of seaweeds as potential candidates in cancer therapy.
Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2017 Nov 6. Epub 2017 Nov 6. PMID: 29110623
The marine natural products (MNPs) isolated from seaweeds-associated microbial communities have been caused a substantial part of attention owing to their exceptional nutritional and pharmacology application, such as antiviral, anticancer, antiprotozoal, antifungal, and antibacterial properties and so on. Particularly, there are several MNPs have been displayed attractive value for developing novel anticancer agents for clinical application. This review covers the literature published in the recent 5 years for the isolation and identification of novel anticancer MNPs from seaweeds. The emphasis is on the chemistry of new compounds together with the relevant anticancer activities, source organisms and country of origin. These seaweed-derived MNPs are categorized based on their origin as brown algae, red algae, cyanobacteria, chlorophyta and others.