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J Biotechnol. 1999 Apr 30;70(1-3):15-25.

The discovery and development of marine compounds with pharmaceutical potential.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.


An assessment of the current status of marine anticancer compounds is presented along with a case study on the aquaculture of Lissodendoryx n. sp. 1, a sponge that produces the antimitotic agents halichondrin B and isohomohalichondrin B. The use of polymer therapeutics to enhance the properties of marine natural products is considered.

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