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Fucoidans: Downstream Processes and Recent Applications

by Ahmed Zayed 1,2 and Roland Ulber 1,*
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Institute of Bioprocess Engineering, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 49, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Department of Pharmacognosy, Tanta University, College of Pharmacy, El Guish Street, Tanta 31527, Egypt
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Mar. Drugs 2020, 18(3), 170; https://doi.org/10.3390/md18030170
Received: 6 February 2020 / Revised: 14 March 2020 / Accepted: 15 March 2020 / Published: 18 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fucoidans)
Fucoidans are multifunctional marine macromolecules that are subjected to numerous and various downstream processes during their production. These processes were considered the most important abiotic factors affecting fucoidan chemical skeletons, quality, physicochemical properties, biological properties and industrial applications. Since a universal protocol for fucoidans production has not been established yet, all the currently used processes were presented and justified. The current article complements our previous articles in the fucoidans field, provides an updated overview regarding the different downstream processes, including pre-treatment, extraction, purification and enzymatic modification processes, and shows the recent non-traditional applications of fucoidans in relation to their characters. View Full-Text
Keywords: fucoidans; extraction; brown algae; production; bioactivities fucoidans; extraction; brown algae; production; bioactivities
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Zayed, A.; Ulber, R. Fucoidans: Downstream Processes and Recent Applications. Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 170.

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