Deep Sea Diamond News • April 1, 2020
This review presents a detailed analysis of published research data focused on the pharmacologicalactivity exerted by biologically active compounds isolated from sea cucumbers belonging to the classof Holothuroidea, phylum Echinodermata. The review contains descriptions of the structure, physico-chemical properties and pharmacological effects of these active substances. Particular attention is givento compounds with anticoagulant, antithrombotic, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-infectious, immune-stimulating and anti-ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) activities as well as to the substancesexerting a regulating influence on lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. All these compounds may beconsidered as prototypes for development of new pharmaceutical substances and medicines.