Marine Biotechnology and its potentials in cancer treatment: Review article

AUTHORS

Hossein Aghamollaei 1 , Alimohammad Latifi 2 , * , Arezu Najafi 3

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 PhD Student of Biotechnology, Applied Biotechnology Research Center Baghiyatallah, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor Department of Biotechnology, Applied Biotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Resident of Department of Internal Medicine, Occupational Sleep Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 19 (6); e87659
Published Online: June 17, 2014
Article Type: Review Article
Received: September 28, 2013
Accepted: June 17, 2014

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Abstract

Marine environment has unique diversity. More than half of biodiversity lives at sea and
oceans. Promotion of science and technology led to the future accession to marine species
and study them and finally using marine product in human life. Using marine product for
treatment of human malady is one of the most attractive applications of this component.
Since cancer is the second mortality agent in human and current drugs has several side
effects, identification and isolation of anti-cancer component from marine source is one of
the most attractive research branches for scientists. The aim of this study is investigation of
marine components which used in cancer treatment. In this article, we point to some of anticancer
and drugs with FDA approve or component that are in different stage of clinical
trials. The source of them and their mechanism were investigated too. Despite of an existing
variety of fresh and brine source in Iran, there isn’t any spacious study for identification,
isolation, investigation and confirmation of remedial, and especially anti-cancer property of
marine source. Thus attend to marine source in order to cancer treatment is very necessary.

Keywords

Biotechnology Cancer Marine Source Treatment

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