Chemical Biodiversity and Bioactivities of Saponins in Echinodermata with an Emphasis on Sea Cucumbers (Holothuroidea)

  title={Chemical Biodiversity and Bioactivities of Saponins in Echinodermata with an Emphasis on Sea Cucumbers (Holothuroidea)},
  author={Elham Kamyab and Matthias Y. Kellermann and Andreas Kunzmann and Peter J. Schupp},
  journal={YOUMARES 9 - The Oceans: Our Research, Our Future},
Echinoderms are a source of a broad range of secondary metabolites with a large variety of bioactive properties. Although pigment and lipid derivatives are the major groups of bioactive compounds found in crinoids and ophiuroids, saponins represent the most abundant and diverse marine natural products (MNPs) in the phylum Echinodermata. This review is for researchers that are interested in MNPs derived from echinoderms, but with a particular focus on the structural diversity and biological… 

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