Marine organisms: The under explored resources to develop high value compounds and therapeutic products

Gopalakrishnan, A (2018) Marine organisms: The under explored resources to develop high value compounds and therapeutic products. In: Winter School on “Recent advances in bioactive compounds from marine organisms and development of high value products for health management, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.

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    There has been a growing interest in functional foods (or nutraceuticals) in recent years, and the functional foods, enriched with natural ingredients have been proved to provide beneficial action for human health. Marine derived bioactive components and the functional food ingredients demonstrated to possess health benefits. High value secondary bioactive metabolites from the marine organisms are attracting attention because of the growing demand for new compounds of ‘marine natural’ origin, having potential applications in pharmaceutical fields, and concerns about the toxic effects by synthetic drugs and their derivatives. The R & D works at ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute on marine bioprospecting envisaged a systematic approach involving chemical profiling of major species of marine organisms for bioactive pharmacophore leads for activity against various oxidative stress-induced diseases with a focus on hypercholesterolmia, hypertension, diabetes, inflammation, hypothyroidism, and a library of molecules with bioactive potential. This research work also developed protocols to prepare various nutraceuticals/functional food supplements enriched with lead molecules with different properties against various drug targets for use against various lifestyle disorders.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine organisms; under explored resources; high value compounds; therapeutic products
    Subjects: Biochemistry > Bioactive compounds
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 04:26
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 04:26

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