Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities of the Genus Subergorgia

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2012,6,11,74-80.
Published:May 2012
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Faheem Amir, Wan Sinn Yam, Yen Chin Koay

School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia

Abstract:

The genus Subergorgia (coelenterata, Gorgonacea, Subergorgiidae) is distributed in the Indo-pacific region. Previous investigations on the various species of the genus have revealed the presence of a number of new compounds including alkaloids, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, and steroids. Certain biological activities particularly cytotoxic activity have been observed for the isolated constituents and compositions derived from the coral. This review covers the secondary metabolites reported from the genus Subergorgia and their biological properties.