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Marine Pharmacognosy

Trends and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Se-Kwon Kim

CRC Press

454 pages | 162 B/W Illus.

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Diverse and abundant, marine-derived bioactive compounds offer a plethora of pharmacologically active agents with the potential to produce valuable therapeutic entities. Marine-derived organisms, including some macroalgae, microalgae, blue-green algae, invertebrates, and vertebrates—valued in traditional Chinese medicine since ancient times—are now recognized as rich sources of pharmaceutically active compounds. These factors, coupled with the growing need for novel bioactives for the treatment of severe human diseases such as cancer, diabetes, microbial infections, and inflammatory processes, has brought marine pharmaceuticals to the forefront of pharmacology.

Marine Pharmacognosy: Trends and Applications provides a comprehensive account of marine-derived bioactive pharmaceuticals and their potential health benefits, including antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, anticoagulant, antidiabetic, antiallergy, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antibacterial, and radioprotective activities. Moreover, it discusses the sources, isolation and purification, chemistry, functionality interactions, applications, and industrial features of a variety of marine-derived pharmaceuticals.

Marine pharmacognosy is a dynamic field that has been systematically investigated over the last 50 years, and the number of publications and patents are increasing every year. Bringing together a global team of experts, Marine Pharmacognosy: Trends and Applications reviews current research on marine-derived bioactive compounds and provides insight into future research on their potential as pharmacologically active agents.

Table of Contents

Past, Present, and Future of Marine Pharmacognosy

Se-Kwon Kim

Antidiabetic Compounds from Marine Organisms and Their Properties

Miyuki Shirosaki and Tomoyuki Koyama

Bioactive Compounds from Okinawan Marine Cyanobacteria

Toshiaki Teruya, Osamu Ohno, and Kiyotake Suenaga

Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Marine-Derived Fungi

Sherif S. Ebada and Peter Proksch

Cytotoxic Briarane-Type Diterpenoids

Yonghong Liu, Xiuping Lin, Bin Yang, Juan Liu, Xuefeng Zhou, and Yang Peng

Pharmacoanalytical Procedures for Chondroitin Present in Raw Materials and Biological Fluids

Bradley Wright and Brian Lockwood

Marine Natural Products Targeting Nuclear Factor κB

U. Sebnem Harput

The Immunomodulatory Effect of Marine Algae on Allergic Response

Se-Kwon Kim, Thanh-Sang Vo, and Dai-Hung Ngo

Pharmacological Effects of Marine-Derived Bioactive Peptides

Se-Kwon Kim, Dai-Hung Ngo, Thanh-Sang Vo, and Dai-Nghiep Ngo

Sea Cucumber Saponins: Realization of Their Anticancer Effects

Se Kwon Kim, Himaya S.W.A., and Kyong-Hwa Kang

Antibacterial Effect of Phlorotannins from Marine Brown Algae

Sung-Hwan Eom and Se-Kwon Kim

Bioactive Molecules from Symbiotic Marine Dinoflagellates

Masaki Kita, Toshiyasu Inuzuka, Norihito Maru, and Daisuke Uemura

Pharmacological Potential of Phlorotannins from Marine Brown Algae

BoMi Ryu and Se Kwon Kim

Microalgae as Sources of Biomaterials and Pharmaceuticals

Kyong-Hwa Kang and Se-Kwon Kim

Marine Ascidians: A Promising Resource for Bioactive Compounds

Abdul Jaffar Ali H.

Chitosan and Its Derivatives for Treatment of Diabetic Complications

Se-Kwon Kim and Fatih Karadeniz

Alkaloids as Pharmaceutical Agents from Marine Fungi

Se-Kwon Kim and Yong-Xin Li

Pharmacological Effects and Prospects of Marine Algae in Promoting Women’s Health and Longevity

Se-Kwon Kim, Ratih Pangestuti, and A.B. Susanto

Marine Sponge-Associated Microbes: A Source of Biologically Active Metabolites

Se-kwon Kim, Pradeep Dewapriya, and Yong-Xin Li

Marine Actinobacteria: A Potential Source for Antifungal Compounds

Vijayakumar, R., Panneerselvam, A., and Thajuddin, N.

Marine Drugs: Treatment for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases

Jayachandran Venkatesan and Se-Kwon Kim

Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sources on Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment

Se-Kwon Kim and Mustafa Zafer Karagozlu

Marine Algae: Pharmacological Values and Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Se-Kwon Kim, Thanh-Sang Vo, and Dai-Hung Ngo

Marine Microbial Pharmacognosy: Aspects and Prospects

Se-Kwon Kim and Ira Bhatnagar

Pharmacognosy Prospects of Marine Algal Derivatives in the Management of Skin Inflammation

Se-Kwon Kim and Noel Vinay Thomas

Antidiabetic Effect of Dieckol, A Marine Polyphenol, and Its Mechanisms of Blood Glucose Regulation

Seung-Hong Lee, You-Jin Jeon, and Se-Kwon Kim

Allergy and its Remedies from Marine Sources

Ramjee Pallela, Ira Bhatnagar, and Se-Kwon Kim

Anticancer Mechanisms of Actin Depolymerization Agent Pectenotoxin-2

Gi-Young Kim and Yung Hyun Choi

A Prospective Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical: Marine Mucin

Se-Kwon Kim, Fatih Karadeniz, and Mustafa Zafer Karagozlu

Neuropsychopharmacological Properties of Marine Plants

Suengmok Cho and Se-Kwon Kim

Antiparasitic Secondary Metabolites from Marine Actinobacteria

D. Dhanasekaran, N. Thajuddin, and A. Panneerselvam

Pharmaceutical Aspect of Metabolites from Marine Algae on Skin Health

Jung-Ae Kim and Se-Kwon Kim

Clues for Cancer from Ocean-Derived Molecules and Role of In Silico Techniques in Anticancer Drug Discovery

G. Dicky John Davis, Veeresh Kumar Sali, and Hannah R. Vasanthi

Anticancer Compounds from Marine Microorganisms

Hee Jae Shin

About the Editor

Se-Kwon Kim is a Professor at Department of Chemistry and Director of Marine Bioprocess Research Center at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General