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Fucoidan and Fucosylated Chondroitin Sulfate Stimulate Hematopoiesis in Cyclophosphamide-Induced Mice

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N.N. Blokhin Medical Research Center of Oncology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Kashirskoe Shosse, 24, 115478 Moscow, Russia
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N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect 47, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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Mar. Drugs 2017, 15(10), 301; https://doi.org/10.3390/md15100301
Received: 9 August 2017 / Revised: 20 September 2017 / Accepted: 27 September 2017 / Published: 30 September 2017
Application of cytostatics in cancer patients’ chemotherapy results in a number of side effects, including the inhibition of various parts of hematopoiesis. Two sulfated polysaccharides, fucoidan from the seaweed Chordaria flagelliformis (PS-Fuc) and fucosylated chondroitin sulfate from the sea cucumber Massinium magnum (PS-FCS), were studied as stimulators of hematopoiesis after cyclophosphamide immunosuppression in mice. Recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (r G-CSF) was applied as a reference. Both tested polysaccharides PS-Fuc and PS-FCS have a similar activity to r G-CSF, causing pronounced neutropoiesis stimulation in animals with myelosuppression induced by cyclophosphamide (CPh). Moreover, these compounds are also capable to enhance thrombopoiesis and erythropoiesis. It should be noted that PS-FCS demonstrated a greater activity than r G-CSF. The results indicate the perspective of further studies of PS-Fuc and PS-FCS, since these compounds can be considered as potentially promising stimulators of hematopoiesis. Such drugs are in demand for the accompanying treatment of cancer patients who suffer from hematological toxicity during chemo and/or radiation therapy. View Full-Text
Keywords: granulocyte colony-stimulating factor; fucoidan; fucosylated chondroitin sulfate; hematopoiesis; immunosuppression; cyclophosphamide granulocyte colony-stimulating factor; fucoidan; fucosylated chondroitin sulfate; hematopoiesis; immunosuppression; cyclophosphamide
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Anisimova, N.; Ustyuzhanina, N.; Bilan, M.; Donenko, F.; Usov, A.; Kiselevskiy, M.; Nifantiev, N. Fucoidan and Fucosylated Chondroitin Sulfate Stimulate Hematopoiesis in Cyclophosphamide-Induced Mice. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15, 301.

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