Terpenoids form the Sea: Chemical Diversity and Bioactivity

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Terpenoids form the Sea: Chemical Diversity and Bioactivity

Current Organic Chemistry, 18(7): 840-866.

Author(s): Kuiwu Wang.

Affiliation: Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Food Science and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310035, P. R. China.


Marine organisms are a rich source of biologically active terpenes. Some of them exhibit antiviral, antifouling, antitumor, antimicrobial, antifungal, activities. The present paper reviews the latest progress in the chemistry and pharmacological activities of terpenoids from marine organisms.


Biological activities, marine organisms, metabolites, structure, terpenes.

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Article Details

Volume: 18
Issue Number: 7
First Page: 840
Last Page: 866
Page Count: 27
DOI: 10.2174/138527281807140515150806

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