Recent Advances in Marine Algae Polysaccharides: Isolation, Structure, and Activities
AbstractMarine algae have attracted a great deal of interest as excellent sources of nutrients. Polysaccharides are the main components in marine algae, hence a great deal of attention has been directed at isolation and characterization of marine algae polysaccharides because of their numerous health benefits. In this review, extraction and purification approaches and chemico-physical properties of marine algae polysaccharides (MAPs) are summarized. The biological activities, which include immunomodulatory, antitumor, antiviral, antioxidant, and hypolipidemic, are also discussed. Additionally, structure-function relationships are analyzed and summarized. MAPs’ biological activities are closely correlated with their monosaccharide composition, molecular weights, linkage types, and chain conformation. In order to promote further exploitation and utilization of polysaccharides from marine algae for functional food and pharmaceutical areas, high efficiency, and low-cost polysaccharide extraction and purification methods, quality control, structure-function activity relationships, and specific mechanisms of MAPs activation need to be extensively investigated. View Full-Text
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Xu, S.-Y.; Huang, X.; Cheong, K.-L. Recent Advances in Marine Algae Polysaccharides: Isolation, Structure, and Activities. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15, 388.
Xu S-Y, Huang X, Cheong K-L. Recent Advances in Marine Algae Polysaccharides: Isolation, Structure, and Activities. Marine Drugs. 2017; 15(12):388.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Shu-Ying; Huang, Xuesong; Cheong, Kit-Leong. 2017. "Recent Advances in Marine Algae Polysaccharides: Isolation, Structure, and Activities." Mar. Drugs 15, no. 12: 388.
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