New and Bioactive Natural Products Isolated from Madagascar Plants and Marine Organisms
Abstract:Madagascar, the world's fourth biggest island has a unique biodiversity. The interest on the phytochemical investigation of Malagasy plant and marine natural products started from the isolation of the potent anti-cancerous bisindole alkaloids: vinblastine and vincristine. In this paper, work published in the last two decades (1991-2009) on 262 new natural products isolated from Malagasy higher plants, liverworts and marine organisms is reviewed. Several results on the bioassays of the isolated new natural products have been reported.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, M/C 0212, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0212, USA.
Publication date: April 1, 2010
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