Biodiversity and secondary metabolites of marine sponges from Turkey

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Heydari H., Gözcelioğlu B., KONUKLUGİL B.

Records of Natural Products, vol.13, no.5, pp.367-378, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.25135/rnp.
  • Journal Name: Records of Natural Products
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-378
  • Keywords: Bioactivity, biodiversity, secondary metabolite, sponge, NATURAL-PRODUCTS, PORIFERA, INHIBIT
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2019 ACG Publications. All rights reserved.Turkey is surrounded by the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean sea, comprising a rich source of marine biodiversity. Among all marine species, sponges with a wide range of secondary metabolites are an important potential for drug discovery. There are many studies on sponges and their secondary metabolites, but not enough study about Turkish sponges. The present review gives an overview of the current research trends on secondary metabolites from Turkish marine sponges and some of their biological activities. Until today alkaloids, steroids and phenolic compounds have been isolated and determined from Turkish sponges. To our knowledge, this is the first review about Turkish sponges. Furthermore, we have tried to introduce our Marine Herbarium of Ankara University Pharmacy Faculty (MAP).