Marine Non-Glycosaminoglycan Sulfated Glycans as Potential Pharmaceuticals
AbstractSulfated fucans (SFs) and sulfated galactans (SGs) are currently the marine non-glycosaminoglycan (GAG) sulfated glycans most studied in glycomics. These compounds exhibit therapeutic effects in several pathophysiological systems such as blood coagulation, thrombosis, neovascularization, cancer, inflammation, and microbial infections. As analogs of the largely employed GAGs and due to some limitations of the GAG-based therapies, SFs and SGs comprise new carbohydrate-based therapeutics available for clinical studies. Here, the principal structural features and the major mechanisms of action of the SFs and SGs in the above-mentioned pathophysiological systems are presented. Discussion is also given on the current challenges and the future perspectives in drug development of these marine glycans. View Full-Text
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Pomin, V.H. Marine Non-Glycosaminoglycan Sulfated Glycans as Potential Pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals 2015, 8, 848-864.
Pomin VH. Marine Non-Glycosaminoglycan Sulfated Glycans as Potential Pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals. 2015; 8(4):848-864.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pomin, Vitor H. 2015. "Marine Non-Glycosaminoglycan Sulfated Glycans as Potential Pharmaceuticals." Pharmaceuticals 8, no. 4: 848-864.