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Volume 6 (2006), Pages 847-861
Research Article

Marine Natural Products Against Tuberculosis

FioCruz-Fundação Oswaldo Cruz , Instituto de Tecnologia em Fármacos-Far Manguinhos, 21041-25650 - Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil

Received 8 May 2006; Revised 28 June 2006; Accepted 10 July 2006

Academic Editor: Frank S. Walsh

Copyright © 2006 Marcus Vinícius Nora De Souza.


Natural products represent an outstanding source of compounds that play an important role in the treatment of human diseases. Due to the importance of nature as a source of new drug candidates, the aim of this review is to highlight the marine natural products, which exhibit antituberculosis activity, discovered between 2000 and 2005.