Antifungal metabolites from marine sponges

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Ease in collecting relatively large amounts of diverse species together with a high incidence of active samples has made marine sponges a good source of antifungal compounds. Although classical antimicrobial screening is now replaced by more disease-oriented sophisticated screening, many antifungal compounds with a wide structural diversity have been reported from marine sponges in the long history of the search for these compounds. In this review we describe antifungal compounds isolated from marine sponges since 1987 according to their structural types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-682
Number of pages34
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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  • Organic Chemistry

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