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Biomedical research in the sea, a search for drugs and novel compounds

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Date Issued:
1989
Title: Biomedical research in the sea, a search for drugs and novel compounds.
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Name(s): Reed, John K., creator
Pomponi, Shirley A., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1989
Publisher: American Academy of Underwater Sciences
Extent: 16 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3351938 (digitool), FADT3351938 (IID), fau:6505 (fedora)
Note(s): The goal of the Division of Biomedical Marine Research (DBMR) at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI) is to isolate and identify bioactive compounds from marine organisms. Since 1984 over 16,000 macroorganisms have been collected worldwide by HBOI personnel using scuba, JOHNSON-SEA-LINK submersibles and ROVs to depths of 915m. Biological assays of samples collected determine potential leads for antitumor, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and immunomodulatory agents. Active compounds are then isolated and structurally identified by nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopies. Presently over 200 chemical structures of biologically active compounds have been determined by DBMR scientists and affiliates resulting in 14 issued and allowed patents and 44 publications.
This manuscript may be cited as: Reed, J. K., & Pomponi, S. A. (1989). Biomedical research in the sea, a search for drugs and novel compounds. In M. A. Lang & W. C. Jaap (Eds.), Diving for Science… 1989: Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Ninth Annual Scientific Diving Symposium, September 28- October 1, 1989. (pp. 273-287). [NOAA National Sea Grant No. NA86-AA-D-SG090 and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant No. R/E-19-PD.]. Costa Mesa, California: American Academy of Underwater Sciences.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #734.
Subject(s): Biomedical Research
Marine natural products
Bioactive compounds
Drugs
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3351938
Restrictions on Access: ©1989 American Academy of Underwater Sciences
Owner Institution: FAU