Fungal metabolites as pharmaceuticals

Andrew M. Beekman, Russell A. Barrow

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Natural products, their derivatives or compounds based on natural product leads constitute ~50 % of clinically used pharmaceuticals. This review highlights pharmaceuticals currently used in Australia and New Zealand that have their origins in fungal metabolites, discussing the natural products chemistry and medicinal chemistry leading to their application as pharmaceuticals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-843
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2014

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