Advances in Anticancer Drug Research from Marine Organisms: An Overview

Kartikay Pandey
2017 MOJ Bioequivalence & Bioavailability  
Results and discussion The best among the bioactive compounds, are characterised for their MOJ Bioequiv Availab. 2017;3(5):137-138 137 Abstract Over 70% of Earth's surface is covered with sea/salty water. World's oldest, most revered and holiest texts, the Vedas, term the Ocean as 'Ratnakar', or the bestower of immense riches. From times immemorial the oceans/seas have been a source of inspiration, awe & adventure for Humankind. Modern science for the first time in the nineteen fifties
more » ... d for the first time, potent bioactive, chemical compounds from marine organisms. Today, several potent cytotoxic and anticancer drug leads, from secondary metabolites biosynthesized in Marine invertebrates, have been identified. In order to tide over the problem of supply, even artificial culture of Marine organisms is being attempted. Such vital aspects are discussed herewith.
doi:10.15406/mojbb.2017.03.00050 fatcat:erf4c76qn5c5fnq47chdagy3aq