Bioactive compounds from the sea

Chris M. Ireland, Brent R. Copp, Mark P. Foster, Leonard A. McDonald, Derek C. Radisky, J. Christopher Swersey

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This chapter - while not a complete review of bioactive marine natural products (see Faulkner, 1984) - will pay particular attention to those metabolites which have been or are being developed as pharmaceuticals, and to those compounds which have significantly aided the understanding of cellular processes at the biochemical level. A distinction between these two categories is difficult to make, as what usually distinguishes an effective drug from a molecular probe is the degree of toxicity associated with said compound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMarine and Freshwater Products Handbook
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781482293975
ISBN (Print)9781566768894
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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