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Biomedical Importance of Marine Peptides/Toxins

  • Saravanan Ramachandran
  • Senthilkumar Rajagopal
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Abstract

Peptides transfer the information from cell to cell and regulate the life which is involved in biological signalling mechanism. Peptides consist of a combination of two or more amino acids which are linked together to form a polypeptide. Peptides are unable to enter into the cell since they are water soluble molecule. The DNA receives the peptide’s signal through the membrane receptor and these peptides are important bioactive natural products. Based on peptide’s broad spectrum bioactivites, these peptides have high medicinal and are present in many marine species and they have high potential nutritional and medicinal values. The divergence activities of these marine peptides fascinated towards the consideration of the pharmaceutical industry, which endeavours to intention them for use in the remedy or anticipation of various diseases. Various marine peptides and their derivatives have high cost-effective values and had reached the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical perseverance.

Keywords

Antimicrobial peptides Bioactive compounds Neuroprotective Nutraceutical Peptides Toxins Trabectedin 

Notes

Acknowledgement

Saravanan Ramachandran gratefully acknowledges the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (BT/PR15676/AAQ/03/794/2016) for providing the facilities and financial support. Senthilkumar Rajagopal gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (No: BT/RLF/Re-entry/42/2012).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saravanan Ramachandran
    • 1
  • Senthilkumar Rajagopal
    • 2
  1. 1.Native Medicine and Marine Pharmacology Laboratory, Faculty of Allied Health SciencesChettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (Deemed to be a University)KelambakkamIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryRayalaseema UniversityKurnoolIndia

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