Review Article | Volume: 5, Issue: 9, September, 2015

Emerging Novel Anti HIV biomolecules from marine Algae: An overview

Sureshbabu Nagarajan Manikannan Mathaiyan   

Open Access   

Published:  Sep 27, 2015

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2015.50928

Over the past 3 decades, despite enormous scientific advancements and developments in the field of vaccine development and drugs, HIV-1 is still posing a major challenge to human health. While development of vaccines is still clearly many years ahead, administration of FDA approved drugs leads to severe side effects and toxicity. Marine algae due to its biodiversity has been a rich source of biologically active compounds with varying degree of actions such as anti-viral, anti-cancer, anti-amyloid, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The primary and secondary metabolites obtained from the marine algae have shown potent anti-viral activities in vitro and in animal model. This review focus on the bioactive compounds from marine algae that have been recently identified and studied.

Keyword:     Anti-viral compoundsMarine AlgaeSulfated polysaccharidesVaccinesAnti retroviral drugs.


Sureshbabu Nagarajan and Manikannan Mathaiyan., Emerging Novel Anti HIV biomolecules from marine Algae: An overview. J App Pharm Sci, 2015; 5 (09): 153-158.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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