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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(12), 4876-4901; doi:10.3390/md11124876
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Anticancer and Cancer Preventive Properties of Marine Polysaccharides: Some Results and Prospects

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Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 21 November 2013 / Accepted: 22 November 2013 / Published: 2 December 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Compounds and Cancer)
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Abstract: Many marine-derived polysaccharides and their analogues have been reported as showing anticancer and cancer preventive properties. These compounds demonstrate interesting activities and special modes of action, differing from each other in both structure and toxicity profile. Herein, literature data concerning anticancer and cancer preventive marine polysaccharides are reviewed. The structural diversity, the biological activities, and the molecular mechanisms of their action are discussed.
Keywords: marine organisms; polysaccharides; anticancer; chemoprevention; anticarcinogenic; mechanisms of action marine organisms; polysaccharides; anticancer; chemoprevention; anticarcinogenic; mechanisms of action
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Fedorov, S.N.; Ermakova, S.P.; Zvyagintseva, T.N.; Stonik, V.A. Anticancer and Cancer Preventive Properties of Marine Polysaccharides: Some Results and Prospects. Mar. Drugs 2013, 11, 4876-4901.

AMA Style

Fedorov SN, Ermakova SP, Zvyagintseva TN, Stonik VA. Anticancer and Cancer Preventive Properties of Marine Polysaccharides: Some Results and Prospects. Marine Drugs. 2013; 11(12):4876-4901.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Fedorov, Sergey N.; Ermakova, Svetlana P.; Zvyagintseva, Tatyana N.; Stonik, Valentin A. 2013. "Anticancer and Cancer Preventive Properties of Marine Polysaccharides: Some Results and Prospects." Mar. Drugs 11, no. 12: 4876-4901.



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