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Mar. Drugs 2018, 16(7), 233; https://doi.org/10.3390/md16070233

Marine Carbohydrate-Based Compounds with Medicinal Properties

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Program of Glycobiology, Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis, and University Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21941-913, Brazil
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Department of BioMolecular Sciences, Division of Pharmacognosy, and Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677-1848, USA
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Received: 5 June 2018 / Revised: 2 July 2018 / Accepted: 4 July 2018 / Published: 9 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Glycosides)
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The oceans harbor a great diversity of organisms, and have been recognized as an important source of new compounds with nutritional and therapeutic potential. Among these compounds, carbohydrate-based compounds are of particular interest because they exhibit numerous biological functions associated with their chemical diversity. This gives rise to new substances for the development of bioactive products. Many are the known applications of substances with glycosidic domains obtained from marine species. This review covers the structural properties and the current findings on the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antitumor and antimicrobial activities of medium and high molecular-weight carbohydrates or glycosylated compounds extracted from various marine organisms. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine organisms; carbohydrate; glycoside; antioxidant; anticoagulant; anti-inflammatory; antitumor; antimicrobial marine organisms; carbohydrate; glycoside; antioxidant; anticoagulant; anti-inflammatory; antitumor; antimicrobial
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Vasconcelos, A.A.; Pomin, V.H. Marine Carbohydrate-Based Compounds with Medicinal Properties. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 233.

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