1st Edition

Marine Pharmacognosy Trends and Applications

Edited By Se-Kwon Kim Copyright 2013
    454 Pages 162 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


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