Tuberculosis Treatment: The Search For New Drugs

Anti-TB Evaluation of Marine Natural Products

Author(s): Marcus V.N. de Souza

Pp: 196-216 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608057887113010011

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The interest of marine natural products in the development of new drugs to treat tuberculosis began in the 1990s with compounds isolated and evaluated in both plant and animal sources becoming an important source of new anti-TB compounds that will be covered in this chapter.

Keywords: Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, natural products, sea, semi-synthesis, synthesis, analogues, treatment, multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB), extensive-drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB), target, mechanism of action, biological evaluation, drug development.

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