Barros, Ana L. A. N.
Moreira, Daniel C.
Kato, Massuo J.
Leite, Jose Roberto S. A.
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Total Authors: 8
 Univ Brasilia, Fac Med, Nucleo Pesquisa Morfol & Imunol Aplicada, NuPMIA, Brasilia, DF - Brazil
 Univ Brasilia, Fac Med, NMT, Programa Posgrad Med Trop, PPGMT, Nucleo Med Trop, Brasilia, DF - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, IQ, Sao Paulo - Brazil
 Al Azhar Univ, Fac Sci, Chem Dept, Nasr City Cairo - Egypt
 Consejo Nacl Invest Cient & Tecn, CONICET, IPEEC, Puerto Madryn - Argentina
 Univ Porto, Fac Ciencias, Dept Quim Bioquim, LAQV REQUIMTE, Porto - Portugal
 Univ Lincoln, Sch Chem, Joseph Banks Labs, Lincoln - England
 UPTEC, Bioprospectum Lda, Porto - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 8
FRONTIERS IN PHARMACOLOGY;
JAN 14 2022.
Web of Science Citations:
Urodele amphibians (similar to 768 spp.), salamanders and newts, are a rich source of molecules with bioactive properties, especially those isolated from their skin secretions. These include pharmacological attributes, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, vasoactive, immune system modulation, and dermal wound healing activities. Considering the high demand for new compounds to guide the discovery of new drugs to treat conventional and novel diseases, this review summarizes the characteristics of molecules identified in the skin of urodele amphibians. We describe urodele-derived peptides and alkaloids, with emphasis on their biological activities, which can be considered new scaffolds for the pharmaceutical industry. Although much more attention has been given to anurans, bioactive molecules produced by urodeles have the potential to be used for biotechnological purposes and stand as viable alternatives for the development of therapeutic agents. (AU)