Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-MPDI-0000788
Title: Oceans: A Store house Of Drugs - a review
Category: Marine Pharmacy Drug Investigation
Section: Review Article
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    The biodiversity of ocean living resources provide an ample scope for the extraction of drugs and chemicals for therapeutic purposes. The oceans are the source of a large group of structurally unique natural products that are mainly accumulated in invertebrates such as sponges, corals, bryozoans, mollusks, tunicate, shark, sea hare etc. Pharmacological activities has been seen in several of these compounds, which are helpful for the invention and discovery of biologically active compounds, required primarily for deadly diseases like cancer, acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS), arthritis, or in treating inflammation etc. The potential of the oceans as medicinal storehouse depends largely in the realm of survey and experimentation. Marine products, many of which are unknown to mankind are the key to the development of new types of drugs and secondary metabolites, which will be helpful for public health and to environmental issues for treatment in the next century. Men must adhere to limitations for unearthing the living resources from the sea in order to ensure pathogen free environs. Modern technologies have revealed out vast areas of research for the extracting biomedical compounds from marine ecosystem. The objective of this review is to emphasize on some of the recent developments and conclusion in the area of marine biology with special reference to the biomedical / pharmaceutical potential of marine natural products.

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    Somnath Chakraborty *1, Upasana Ghosh 2

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    1Post Graduate Student (M.Sc Marine Biology & Oceanography),Faculty of Marine Science,Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology,Annamalai University,Parangipettai – 608502, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Somnath Chakraborty
    Post Graduate Student (M.Sc Marine Biology & Oceanography)
    Faculty of Marine Science
    Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
    Annamalai University
    Parangipettai – 608502, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Received on: 18-03-2010; Revised on: 15-04-2010; Accepted on:17-05-2010

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    Somnath Chakraborty *1, Upasana Ghosh 2

    Title:Oceans: A Store house Of Drugs - a review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (June)
    Page No: (1293-1296)
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    Methodology:bioactive compounds, metabolites, marine biotechnology.
    Research Materials:Marine environs


Marine environs bioactive compounds metabolites marine biotechnology.

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