Out in the green : biologically active metabolites produced by cyanobacteria

Gademann, Karl. (2011) Out in the green : biologically active metabolites produced by cyanobacteria. Chimia, 65 (6). pp. 416-419.

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Dried cyanobacteria ('Spirulina') are sold as a nutraceutical for their high content of proteins, essential fatty acids and vitamins. Beyond spirulina, other genera of cyanobacteria produce interesting small molecules that could find use in nutraceutical or pharmaceutical applications. This account presents recent research efforts on antimalarial nostocarboline and the aerucyclamides, as well as on potent toxins such as cyanopeptolin 1020 and microcystins. Combinations of spectroscopic, computational, chemical and biological studies investigated the mechanism of action of these compounds. Their application potential with regard to nutraceuticals or pharmaceuticals is discussed.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Former Organization Units Chemistry > Organische Chemie (Gademann)
UniBasel Contributors:Gademann, Karl
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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