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Carrageenan: Drug Delivery Systems and Other Biomedical Applications

Department of Pharmaceutics and Food Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Mar. Drugs 2020, 18(11), 583;
Received: 7 October 2020 / Revised: 19 November 2020 / Accepted: 20 November 2020 / Published: 23 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Polymers in Drug Release)
Marine resources are today a renewable source of various compounds, such as polysaccharides, that are used in the pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic, and food fields. In recent years, considerable attention has been focused on carrageenan-based biomaterials due to their multifunctional qualities, including biodegradability, biocompatibility, and non-toxicity, in addition to bioactive attributes, such as their antiviral, antibacterial, antihyperlipidemic, anticoagulant, antioxidant, antitumor, and immunomodulating properties. They have been applied in pharmaceutical formulations as both their bioactive and physicochemical properties make them suitable biomaterials for drug delivery, and recently for the development of tissue engineering. This article provides a review of recent research on the various types of carrageenan-based biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: carrageenan; marine polysaccharide; biological activity; drug delivery carrageenan; marine polysaccharide; biological activity; drug delivery
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Pacheco-Quito, E.-M.; Ruiz-Caro, R.; Veiga, M.-D. Carrageenan: Drug Delivery Systems and Other Biomedical Applications. Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 583.

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Pacheco-Quito E-M, Ruiz-Caro R, Veiga M-D. Carrageenan: Drug Delivery Systems and Other Biomedical Applications. Marine Drugs. 2020; 18(11):583.

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Pacheco-Quito, Edisson-Mauricio, Roberto Ruiz-Caro, and María-Dolores Veiga. 2020. "Carrageenan: Drug Delivery Systems and Other Biomedical Applications" Marine Drugs 18, no. 11: 583.

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