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Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(9), 5920-5946;

Therapies from Fucoidan: An Update

Marinova Pty Ltd., 249 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge, Tasmania 7170, Australia
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Academic Editor: Paul Long
Received: 23 July 2015 / Revised: 2 September 2015 / Accepted: 6 September 2015 / Published: 16 September 2015
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Fucoidans are a class of sulfated fucose-rich polysaccharides found in brown marine algae and echinoderms. Fucoidans have an attractive array of bioactivities and potential applications including immune modulation, cancer inhibition, and pathogen inhibition. Research into fucoidan has continued to gain pace over the last few years and point towards potential therapeutic or adjunct roles. The source, extraction, characterization and detection of fucoidan is discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: sulfated carbohydrate; immune modulation; anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer; anti-viral; anti-bacterial sulfated carbohydrate; immune modulation; anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer; anti-viral; anti-bacterial
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Fitton, J.H.; Stringer, D.N.; Karpiniec, S.S. Therapies from Fucoidan: An Update. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13, 5920-5946.

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