Marine natural products: the new generation of pharmacotherapeutics


  • Rajeev Goel Department of Biophysics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Binny Mahendru Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Radhakrishnan Government Medical College, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Tushar Saini Department of Forensic Medicine, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India



Marine organisms, Marine natural products, Therapeutics and human diseases


The biomedical potential of the sea has gone largely unexplored so far, despite the fact that it covers three quarters of the planet surface and the fact that life on Earth originated from the sea. However, with the arrival of the professional deep sea divers, the marine researchers have gained access to all sorts of marine creatures like sponges, corals, sea urchins, sea squirts, hydroids, sea anemones, fishes and mollusks as well as to varied types of sea plants including algae and the other micro-organisms embedded in the sea bed. The biomedical scientists are exploiting these all to extract marine natural products (MNPs) having pharmacological properties that may one day cure long list of illnesses varying from bacterial infections to cancer, Alzheimer's and AIDS and is the focus of this review article.

Author Biography

Rajeev Goel, Department of Biophysics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Professor & Head

Deptt. of Biophysics


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How to Cite

Goel, R., Mahendru, B., & Saini, T. (2021). Marine natural products: the new generation of pharmacotherapeutics. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 10(7), 876–885.



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