The potential of seaweed as a source of drugs for use in cancer chemotherapy

@article{Murphy2014ThePO,
  title={The potential of seaweed as a source of drugs for use in cancer chemotherapy},
  author={C. Murphy and S. Hotchkiss and J. Worthington and S. McKeown},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={2211-2264}
}
This review discusses studies on marine macroalgae that have been investigated for their potential as sources of novel anti-cancer drugs. The review highlights the very large number of studies of crude, partially purified and purified seaweed extracts, collected from many locations, which have shown potential as sources of potent anti-cancer drugs when tested in vitro and/or in vivo. The activity of polysaccharides, polyphenols, proteinaceous molecules, carotenoids, alkaloids, terpenes and… Expand

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