Cystoseira algae (Fucaceae): update on their chemical entities and biological activities
de Sousa, Carolina Bruno
Gangadhar, Katkam N.
Morais, Thiago R. [UNIFESP]
Lago, Joao Henrique G.
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Cystoseira (Sargassaceae) is a genus of marine brown algae composed of about 40 species, which is distributed along the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. The biological potential of the Cystoseira genus has been investigated and several activities have been reported. Chemically, this genus contains a wide variety of secondary metabolites, such as terpenoids, steroids, phlorotannins and phenolic compounds. Additionally, other chemical components as, for instance, carbohydrates, triacylglycerolsgatty acids, pigments as well as vitamins have been identified in the studied species. Some of the isolated compounds were associated with the reported pharmacological properties, as for example antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxicity, anticancer, cholinesterase inhibition, anti-diabetic, activities but also antibacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic activities. In this review, we provide a comprehensive overview of the compounds isolated and identified after 1995 from the different species of Cystoseira, compiling more than 200 compounds isolated, together with their therapeutic potential. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
CitationTetrahedron-Asymmetry. Oxford, v. 28, n. 11, p. 1486-1505, 2017.
SponsorshipPortuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES)
Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientffico e Tecnologico (CNPq)
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