Panning for chemical gold: marine bacteria as a source of new therapeutics.

@article{Williams2009PanningFC,
  title={Panning for chemical gold: marine bacteria as a source of new therapeutics.},
  author={Philip G Williams},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={45-52}
}
Marine bacteria are emerging as an exciting resource for the discovery of new classes of therapeutics. The promising anticancer clinical candidates salinosporamide A and bryostatin only hint at the incredible wealth of drug leads hidden just beneath the ocean surface. For example, if properly developed, marine bacteria could provide the drugs needed to sustain us for the next 100 years in our battle against drug-resistant infectious diseases. This review will focus on several recently… CONTINUE READING

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