Alkaloids from Marine Ascidians

Menna, Marialuisa; Fattorusso, Ernesto; Imperatore, Concetta
October 2011
Molecules;Oct2011, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p8694
Academic Journal
About 300 alkaloid structures isolated from marine ascidians are discussed in term of their occurrence, structural type and reported pharmacological activity. Some major groups (e.g., the lamellarins and the ecteinascidins) are discussed in detail, highlighting their potential as therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer or viral infections.


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