Mediterranean and Black Sea organisms and algae from mariculture as sources of antitumor drugs.

@article{Apryshko2005MediterraneanAB,
  title={Mediterranean and Black Sea organisms and algae from mariculture as sources of antitumor drugs.},
  author={Galina N. Apryshko and Valeriy N Ivanov and Natalya A Milchakova and Mikhail V. Nekhoroshev},
  journal={Experimental oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          94-5
        }
}
Mussels and tunicates cultivated in Mediterranean and Black Sea are the sources of antitumor drugs. Three compounds isolated from these animals (ET-743, aplidin and bryostatin-1) are on the II-III stages of clinical trials. Carotenoid fucoxantin that is present in edible brown algae possesses antitumor activity. The consumption of brown macrophyts decreases the risk of cancer development. 

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