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Bioactivities of Extracts from Different Marine Organisms around the World (2000 to Present)

Volume 1 - Issue 7

Angelo Mark P Walag*

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    • Department of Science Education, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Philippines

    *Corresponding author: Angelo Mark P Walag, Department of Science Education, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City, 9000, Philippines; Email: walag.angelo@gmail.com

Received: December 12, 2017;   Published: December 15, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000600

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Abstract

Marine ecosystem covers 70% or more of the earth’s surface. These ecosystems are habitat to a great diversity of marine organisms that produce highly structural diverse metabolites as defense mechanisms [1,2]. Of these marine organisms, invertebrates produce bioactive natural products that may be useful for developing and producing novel drugs [3,4]. Marine invertebrates include several species which cut across different taxa including Porifera, Annelids, Coelenterates (Cnidaria and Ctenophora), Mollusks, Echinoderms and etc. [3,5]. Several studies have already been conducted determining natural products from marine invertebrates and their biological activities and also the biosynthetic studies which lead to revision and modification of their structures [5]. In a study conducted to determine the bioactivity of sterols isolated from marine organisms, it was found out that sterols play as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-HIV, and anticancer activities [6].

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