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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.25135/rnp.
  • Title of Journal : Records of Natural Products
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-378
  • Keywords: Bioactivity, biodiversity, secondary metabolite, sponge, NATURAL-PRODUCTS, PORIFERA, INHIBIT


© 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).