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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-5996
Vol. 11, No. 3, 2012, pp. 499-517
Bioline Code: pr12060
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2012, pp. 499-517

 en Chemical Constituents and Biological Properties of the Marine Soft Coral Nephthea check for this species in other resources : A Review (Part 2)
Amir, Faheem; Koay, Yen Chin & Yam, Wan Sinn

Abstract

This second part of the review dwells on Nephthea chabrolii check for this species in other resources and Nephthea check for this species in other resources Sp. which contain isoketochabrolic acid, ketochabrolic acid, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes and steroids. Corresponding biological activities such as anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activities have also been observed for the isolated constituents. Most of the new compounds isolated from the genus Nephthea are from N. chabrolii and N. Sp., among which steroids are the most abundant.

Keywords
Marine coral, Acyonaceae, Nephtheidae, Nephthea, Sesquiterpenes, Diterpenes, Steroids

 
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