Chemistry Journal of Moldova

NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM MARINE HETEROBRANCHS: AN OVERVIEW OF RECENT RESULTS

Author(s):

Margherita Gavagnin, Marianna Carbone, Maria Letizia Ciavatta, Ernesto Mollo


Field: Natural product chemistry and synthesis
Type: Invited paper
Issue: 2019 Volume 14, no.2
Pages: 9-31
Keywords:

marine mollusk, natural product, chemical ecology, bioprospecting.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2019.617   
 
Abstract (PDF)
Graphical Abstract: Heterobranchs are a fascinating group of marine mollusks that are recognized as an important source of bioactive natural products. Often, these molecules, which are either selected from the diet or de novo biosynthesized by the mollusks, play a fundamental role for their survival being utilized as defensive chemicals against predators. A summary of the studies carried out, in the last decade, on heterobranchs is presented here. A number of new compounds exhibiting different molecular architectures were chemically characterized. 


 

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