Several promising drugs from the sea that might be used to treat leukemia including one from a creature called bugula which clings to the bottoms of boats are involved in human trials the ocean is by far the major habitat on the planet its 70 percent of earths surface explains fenical its teeming with unique organisms. Recent examples of plant derived anti cancer drugs include paclitaxel taxol from taxus brevifolia etoposide vepesid derived by partial synthesis from the lignan podophyllotoxin isolated from podophyllum peltatum and irinotecan camptosar obtained based on the lead structure of camptothecin isolated from camptotheca acuminata use of medicinal plants is well documented throughout human history but is by no means restricted to humans as apes such a chimpanzees have been shown to use . Medical researchers fascination with the sea is nothing new the first evidence of humans using medicines from the ocean comes from china in 2953 bce during the reign of the emperor fu hsi. The approved anti tumor drug yondelis comes from the sea squirt ecteinascidia turbinata source of an opaque tunicate yondelis interferes with the dna of tumor cells and disrupts many of the life processes needed by these cells to replicate today yondelis is approve for the treatment of for prostate breast and pediatric cancers
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