A Survey of Marine Natural Compounds and Their Derivatives with Anti-Cancer Activity Reported in 2011

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A Survey of Marine Natural Compounds and Their Derivatives with Anti-Cancer Activity Reported in 2011

Authors
  • Wamtinga Sawadogo
  • Marc Schumacher
  • Marie-Hélène Teiten
  • Claudia Cerella
  • Mario Dicato
  • Marc Diederich
Publisher
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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Abstract

Cancer continues to be a major public health problem despite the efforts that have been made in the search for novel drugs and treatments. The current sources sought for the discovery of new molecules are plants, animals and minerals. During the past decade, the search for anticancer agents of marine origin to fight chemo-resistance has increased greatly. Each year, several novel anticancer molecules are isolated from marine organisms and represent a renewed hope for cancer therapy. The study of structure-function relationships has allowed synthesis of analogues with increased efficacy and less toxicity. In this report, we aim to review 42 compounds of marine origin and their derivatives that were published in 2011 as promising anticancer compounds.

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