A renaissance in marine pharmacology: from preclinical curiosity to clinical reality.

@article{Glaser2009ARI,
  title={A renaissance in marine pharmacology: from preclinical curiosity to clinical reality.},
  author={Keith B. Glaser and Alejandro M. S. Mayer},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={440-8}
}
Marine pharmacology, the pharmacology of marine natural products, has been for some time more associated with marine natural products chemistry rather than mainstay pharmacology. However, in recent years a renaissance has occurred in this area of research, and has seen the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2004 of Prialt (ziconotide, omega-conotoxin MVIIA) the synthetic equivalent of a conopeptide found in marine snails, used for the management of severe chronic pain. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING