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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Traditional Chinese Medicine - Sea Urchin

Author(s): Xiao-Hui Shang, Xiao-Yu Liu, Jian-Peng Zhang, Yun Gao, Bing-Hua Jiao, Heng Zheng and Xiao-Ling Lu

Volume 14, Issue 6, 2014

Page: [537 - 542] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1389557514666140529224147

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The sea urchin is an ancient, common, seafloor-dwelling marine invertebrate that belongs to the phylum Echinodermata. There are multiple species of sea urchin with resources that are widely distributed in China, where they were used in ancient times as Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating a variety of diseases. At present, it is known that the shell, spine and gonad of the sea urchin have many medicinal values determined through modern research. In this paper, we summarized the major chemical constituents and medicinal value of the sea urchin.

Keywords: Chemical constituents, medicinal value, sea urchin.

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