Sulfated Polysaccharides in Marine Sponges: Extraction Methods and Anti-HIV Activity
AbstractThe extraction, fractionation and HIV-1 inhibition potential of polysaccharides extracted from three species of marine sponges, Erylus discophorus, Cliona celata and Stelletta sp., collected in the Northeastern Atlantic, is presented in this work. The anti-HIV activity of 23 polysaccharide pellets and three crude extracts was tested. Crude extracts prepared from Erylus discophorus specimens were all highly active against HIV-1 (90 to 95% inhibition). Cliona celata pellets showed low polysaccharide content (bellow 38.5%) and almost no anti-HIV activity (<10% inhibition). Stelletta sp. pellets, although quite rich in polysaccharide (up to 97.3%), showed only modest bioactivity (<36% HIV-1 inhibition). Erylus discophorus pellets were among the richest in terms of polysaccharide content (up to 98%) and the most active against HIV-1 (up to 95% inhibition). Chromatographic fractionation of the polysaccharide pellet obtained from a specimen of Erylus discophorus (B161) yielded only modestly active fractions. However, we could infer that the active molecule is most probably a high molecular weight sulfated polysaccharide (>2000 kDa), whose mechanism is possibly preventing viral attachment and entry (fusion inhibitor).
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Esteves, A.I.S.; Nicolai, M.; Humanes, M.; Goncalves, J. Sulfated Polysaccharides in Marine Sponges: Extraction Methods and Anti-HIV Activity. Mar. Drugs 2011, 9, 139-153.
Esteves AIS, Nicolai M, Humanes M, Goncalves J. Sulfated Polysaccharides in Marine Sponges: Extraction Methods and Anti-HIV Activity. Marine Drugs. 2011; 9(1):139-153.Chicago/Turabian Style
Esteves, Ana I. S.; Nicolai, Marisa; Humanes, Madalena; Goncalves, Joao. 2011. "Sulfated Polysaccharides in Marine Sponges: Extraction Methods and Anti-HIV Activity." Mar. Drugs 9, no. 1: 139-153.