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Hippuristanol is a small molecule found in the coral Isis hippuris[1] which was discovered by Jerry Pelletier and others of McGill University[2] in Montreal, Canada. It appears to have anti-viral activity and may hold promise as a cancer therapy.[3]


  1. ^ Nature Chemical Biology Vol. 2, p. 213-220, 2006
  2. ^ Killer Coral Compound, sciencebase 12 March 2006
  3. ^ Compound from Coral Could Combat Cancer Scientific American March 13, 2006
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