"Porifera" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The phylum of sponges which are sessile, suspension-feeding, multicellular animals that utilize flagellated cells called choanocytes to circulate water. Most are hermaphroditic. They are probably an early evolutionary side branch that gave rise to no other group of animals. Except for about 150 freshwater species, sponges are marine animals. They are a source of ALKALOIDS; STEROLS; and other complex molecules useful in medicine and biological research.
- Sponge (Zoology)
- Sponges (Zoology)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Porifera" by people in Profiles.
Interrogating the bioactive pharmacophore of the latrunculin chemotype by investigating the metabolites of two taxonomically unrelated sponges. J Med Chem. 2008 Nov 27; 51(22):7234-42.
Sponge-derived fijianolide polyketide class: further evaluation of their structural and cytotoxicity properties. J Med Chem. 2007 Aug 09; 50(16):3795-803.
Stereochemical determination and bioactivity assessment of (S)-(+)-curcuphenol dimers isolated from the marine sponge Didiscus aceratus and synthesized through laccase biocatalysis. Bioorg Med Chem. 2005 Oct 01; 13(19):5600-12.
Redox inactivation of human 15-lipoxygenase by marine-derived meroditerpenes and synthetic chromanes: archetypes for a unique class of selective and recyclable inhibitors. J Am Chem Soc. 2004 Nov 17; 126(45):14910-20.
Probing the activity differences of simple and complex brominated aryl compounds against 15-soybean, 15-human, and 12-human lipoxygenase. J Med Chem. 2004 Jul 29; 47(16):4060-5.
Psymberin, a potent sponge-derived cytotoxin from Psammocinia distantly related to the pederin family. Org Lett. 2004 Jun 10; 6(12):1951-4.
Agelasines H and I, 9-methyladenine-containing diterpenoids from an Agelas sponge. J Nat Prod. 1998 Apr; 61(4):548-50.
New imidazole alkaloids and zinc complexes from the micronesian sponge Leucetta cf. chagosensis. J Nat Prod. 1998 Mar; 61(3):384-6.