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Biomaterials from Aquatic and Terrestrial Organisms




ISBN 9781578084296
Published January 6, 2006 by CRC Press
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Organisms, both aquatic and terrestrial, are sources of a wide variety of substances, many of which have already been shown to be bioactive. They play a wide variety of physiological and environmental roles. These chemicals include a broad array of proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides. Many of these natural products find applications in industry, agriculture, and medicine. The emphasis of study now is on testing and the development of new applications to solve medical and environmental problems, among others. This volume explores ongoing efforts to develop these natural products into commercially viable materials that will contribute to solving, especially, health and environmental problems worldwide. Among the chapters in this volume are ones that deal with the use of compounds from plants to treat Alzheimer?s disease, the antimicrobial activity of terpenes from African plants, antioxidant compounds from plants, antiangiogenic compounds from marine invertebrates, bioactive natural products from marine fungi

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Use of Plants for Management of Alzheimer‘s Disease; Antiviral Activity of Sulfated Polysaccharides of Marine Red Algae; Anti-Inflammatory and Antiallergic Properties of Triterpenoids from Plants; Antioxidant Compounds Extracted from Several Plant Materials; Antimicrobial Activity of Terpenes Isolated from African Plants; Antimalarial and Antifungal Alkaloids from Plants; Anticancer Compounds from Higher Plants; Biologically Active Natural Products from Marine Fungi; Antioxidant Metabolites from Marine Derived Fungi; Antiangiogenic Compounds from Marine Invertebrates; Biologically Active Terpenoids from Sponges; Bioactive Polyacetylenic Compounds from Marine Sponges; Bioactive Natual Products from Nudibranchs; Barnacle Underwater Adhesive: Complexity from Multi-Functionality in a Multi-Protein Complex; Secondary Metabolites of Biological Significance from Echinoderms

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