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Int J Mol Sci 2018 May 02;195:. doi: 10.3390/ijms19051342.
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Pharmacological Potential of Sea Cucumbers.

Khotimchenko Y .

This review presents a detailed analysis of published research data focused on the pharmacological activity exerted by biologically active compounds isolated from sea cucumbers belonging to the class of Holothuroidea, phylum Echinodermata. The review contains descriptions of the structure, physico-chemical properties and pharmacological effects of these active substances. Particular attention is given to compounds with anticoagulant, antithrombotic, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-infectious, immune-stimulating and anti-ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) activities as well as to the substances exerting a regulating influence on lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. All these compounds may be considered as prototypes for development of new pharmaceutical substances and medicines.

PubMed ID: 29724051
PMC ID: PMC5983632
Article link: Int J Mol Sci

Genes referenced: LOC100887844 LOC100889101 LOC574921 LOC593824

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