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Title: Bioactive molecules from amphibian skin: Their biological activities with reference to therapeutic potentials for possible drug development
Authors: Gomes, Antony
Giri, Biplab
Saha, Archita
Mishra, R
Dasgupta, Subir C
Debnath, A
Gomes, Aparna
Keywords: Amphibians
Frog skin
Medicinal application
Skin bioactive molecules
Therapeutic potential
Toad skin
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The amphibian skin contains various bioactive molecules (peptides, proteins, steroids, alkaloids, opiods) that possess potent therapeutic activities like antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antidiabetic, antineoplastic, analgesic and sleep inducing properties. Research on amphibian skin derived biomolecules can provide potential clue towards newer drug development to combat various pathophysiological conditions. An overview on the bioactive molecules of various amphibian skins has been discussed
Page(s): 579-593
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.45(07) [July 2007]

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