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Oceans can play a major role in supplying life-saving medicines to the world. Although considerable progress has been made in finding new medicines from marine sources, great efforts are still necessary to examine such molecules for clinical applications. Xyloketals are an important group of natural products with various powerful and prominent bioactivities such as inhibition of acetylcholine esterase, antioxidant activity, inhibition of L-calcium channels, radical-scavenging behavior, suppression of cell proliferation, reduction of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, etc. This review describes the isolation and structural characterization of all xyloketal natural products giving major emphasis on their bioactivity.

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Why is it important?

The review article on the bioactivity of marine natural product Xyloketals is important for several reasons. Firstly, it provides a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge and understanding of the bioactivity of Xyloketals. By compiling and analyzing existing research, the review article helps to identify patterns, trends, and potential areas for further investigation. This is crucial for researchers, as it saves time and resources by summarizing the existing literature and highlighting key findings. Secondly, the review article serves as a valuable resource for scientists and professionals in the fields of drug discovery, pharmacology, and marine natural product research. It consolidates information on the diverse bioactivities exhibited by xyloketals. This knowledge can inspire and guide future research endeavors, as well as inform the development of new therapeutic agents derived from xyloketals.


The bioactivity of marine natural product xyloketals represents a captivating area of research with vast untapped potential. This review article aims to consolidate the current knowledge, highlight key findings, and stimulate future research endeavors in this exciting field. By harnessing the bioactivity of xyloketals, we can strive towards the discovery of new drugs and the advancement of biotechnological applications, ultimately contributing to human health and well-being.

Biswajit Panda
City College, Kolkata

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This page is a summary of: Bioactivity of Marine Natural Product Xyloketals, Letters in Organic Chemistry, September 2020, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1570178617999200909114431.
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