Marine Polysaccharides from Algae with Potential Biomedical Applications
AbstractThere is a current tendency towards bioactive natural products with applications in various industries, such as pharmaceutical, biomedical, cosmetics and food. This has put some emphasis in research on marine organisms, including macroalgae and microalgae, among others. Polysaccharides with marine origin constitute one type of these biochemical compounds that have already proved to have several important properties, such as anticoagulant and/or antithrombotic, immunomodulatory ability, antitumor and cancer preventive, antilipidaemic and hypoglycaemic, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, making them promising bioactive products and biomaterials with a wide range of applications. Their properties are mainly due to their structure and physicochemical characteristics, which depend on the organism they are produced by. In the biomedical field, the polysaccharides from algae can be used in controlled drug delivery, wound management, and regenerative medicine. This review will focus on the biomedical applications of marine polysaccharides from algae. View Full-Text
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De Jesus Raposo, M.F.; De Morais, A.M.B.; De Morais, R.M.S.C. Marine Polysaccharides from Algae with Potential Biomedical Applications. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13, 2967-3028.
De Jesus Raposo MF, De Morais AMB, De Morais RMSC. Marine Polysaccharides from Algae with Potential Biomedical Applications. Marine Drugs. 2015; 13(5):2967-3028.Chicago/Turabian Style
De Jesus Raposo, Maria F.; De Morais, Alcina M.B.; De Morais, Rui M.S.C. 2015. "Marine Polysaccharides from Algae with Potential Biomedical Applications." Mar. Drugs 13, no. 5: 2967-3028.