Marine Pharmacognosy

Marine Pharmacognosy: Trends and Applications

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Features

  • Includes techniques for the exploration of the marine habitat for novel compounds
  • Discusses macromolecular marine phenomena along with small molecules of marine origin
  • Serves as an integrated resource for marine biologists and chemists, biotechnologists, natural product and medicinal chemists, and pharmacognosists among others
  • Provides insight into present trends and approaches for marine pharmacognosy

Summary

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

Editor Bio(s)

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

 
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