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Marine fungi: an untapped bioresource for future cosmeceuticals

journal contribution
posted on 2018-02-01, 00:00 authored by S Agrawal, A Adholeya, Colin BarrowColin Barrow, S K Deshmukh
A number of useful metabolites with cosmeceutical potential have been reported from marine sources over the last several years. Marine life, particularly sponge, algae, tunicates, bacteria and fungi, produces a wide variety of bioactive metabolites whose diversity is enhanced by the varied environmental conditions present in the oceans. The marine environment has a large biological and chemical diversity and serves as a source of novel chemical entities with potential industrial application, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, and agrochemicals. Marine fungi represent a relatively untapped bioresource for novel natural product discovery, although over the past decade marine fungi have providing a number of new secondary metabolites. These secondary metabolites isolated from marine fungi have been used in a range of applications, including cosmeceutical application such as anti-ageing, skin-whitening and anti-acne. In addition, a number of lead compounds have been identified from marine fungi for further development as cosmeceuticals. This review article aims to summarize studies on marine fungal secondary metabolites for application in skin health and cosmeceuticals.

History

Journal

Phytochemistry letters

Volume

23

Pagination

15 - 20

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

1874-3900

eISSN

1876-7486

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Phytochemical Society of Europe