Acta Chimica Slovaca (ACS) publishes papers on fundamental and applied aspects of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical technology, chemical engineering and process control, biotechnology and food technology. Welcome are also topics which include chemical aspects of materials, physical chemistry and chemical physics, analytical chemistry, macromolecular chemistry and biomedical engineering.

Natural products of marine origin and their perspectives in the discovery of new anticancer drugs

Jakeline Trejos Jimenez *, Mária Šturdíková, Ernest Šturdík a

Institute of Biotechnology and Food Science, Slovak University of Technology SK-812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
a Institute of Biochemistry, Nutrition and Health, Slovak University of Technology SK-812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

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Abstract: Marine invertebrates and a growing number of marine actinomycetes are the sources of novel, bioactive secondary metabolites. This review is presented as a short survey of recent investigations in the marine pharmacology and discovery of new anticancer drugs. The implications of this research towards the development of marine secondary metabolites as a sustainable source of new drugs are discussed.

Keywords: anticancer drugs, secondary metabolites, marine actinomycetes

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0047.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2009, pp. 63—74