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Neuroprotective Effects of Marine Algae
Marine Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National University, Busan 608–737, Korea
Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan 608–737, Korea
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Received: 25 February 2011; in revised form: 12 April 2011 / Accepted: 28 April 2011 / Published: 10 May 2011
Abstract: The marine environment is known as a rich source of chemical structures with numerous beneficial health effects. Among marine organisms, marine algae have been identified as an under-exploited plant resource, although they have long been recognized as valuable sources of structurally diverse bioactive compounds. Presently, several lines of studies have provided insight into biological activities and neuroprotective effects of marine algae including antioxidant, anti-neuroinflammatory, cholinesterase inhibitory activity and the inhibition of neuronal death. Hence, marine algae have great potential to be used for neuroprotection as part of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and functional foods. This contribution presents an overview of marine algal neuroprotective effects and their potential application in neuroprotection.
Keywords: marine algae; neuroprotective; neuroprotection
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Pangestuti, R.; Kim, S.-K. Neuroprotective Effects of Marine Algae. Mar. Drugs 2011, 9, 803-818.
Pangestuti R, Kim S-K. Neuroprotective Effects of Marine Algae. Marine Drugs. 2011; 9(5):803-818.
Pangestuti, Ratih; Kim, Se-Kwon. 2011. "Neuroprotective Effects of Marine Algae." Mar. Drugs 9, no. 5: 803-818.