Marine natural products : A lead for Anti-cancer

  title={Marine natural products : A lead for Anti-cancer},
  author={S. Javeed Hussain and Sheeba Fareed and Saba Ansari and Mohd. Sajid Khan},
Various active anticancer agents are derived from plants and terrestrial microorganisms. Isolation of C-nucleosides from the Caribbean sponge, Cryptotheca crypta, four decades ago, provided the basis for the synthesis of cytarabine, the first marine derived anticancer agent to be developed for clinical use. Cytarabine is currently used in the routine treatment of patients with leukaemia and lymphoma. Gemcitabine, one of its fluorinated derivatives, has also been approved for use in patients… CONTINUE READING
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