Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de septiembre de 2013 vol.14, No.9


Combating the cancer with marine products

Delia Hernández Romero, Esmeralda Sánchez Pavón, María Elizabeth Márquez López

Obtaining drugs from marine organisms have been disclosed in recent years as one of the most interesting lines in the development of new treatments, particularly antitumor, but also anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, etc. [6] Despite the numerous obstacles particularities of the marine environment and that these compounds have been obtained only in trace amounts, advances in this field of research is evident in the market presence of either drug Yondelis and Ziconotide [5] natural products derived from marine and a considerable number of other products are in clinical phases. An alternative to the direct isolation of the natural product for pharmacological and subsequent marketing study is the development of different synthetic routes to these products to obtain a quicker and more effective manner.

Keywords: Antitumor chemotherapy drugs, chemicals, telomerase.