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  Year: 2018 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 44-50
DOI: 10.17311/sciintl.2018.44.50
Discovering Promising Anti-cancer Drug Candidates from Marine Algae
N. Jennifer Michellin Kiruba, M. Andrew Pradeep and A. Joseph Thatheyus

Abstract:
Bioactive secondary metabolites from marine sources are expected to deliver the next line of anti-cancer drugs. Meanwhile, the incidence of cancer across the globe and the number of lives that succumb to it keeps increasing. This review has summed up the efforts taken to screen marine algae (seaweeds) for secondary metabolites that show consistent anti-cancer or anti-proliferative activity in cell line or animal models. Algal sulfated polysaccharides repeatedly showed up in the literature survey in the form of fucoidan, heterofucans and fucoxanthin, suggesting further research requirements.
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N. Jennifer Michellin Kiruba, M. Andrew Pradeep and A. Joseph Thatheyus, 2018. Discovering Promising Anti-cancer Drug Candidates from Marine Algae. Science International, 6: 44-50.

DOI: 10.17311/sciintl.2018.44.50

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=sciintl.2018.44.50

 
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