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Biological Activities of Rhamnan Sulfate Extract from the Green Algae Monostroma nitidum (Hitoegusa)

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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Suzuka University of Medical Science, Minamitamagaki-cho, Suzuka, Mie 513-8670, Japan
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Konan Chemical Manufacturing Co., LTD., Kitagomizuka, Kusu-cho, Yokkaichi, Mie 510-0103, Japan
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Mar. Drugs 2020, 18(4), 228; https://doi.org/10.3390/md18040228
Received: 19 March 2020 / Revised: 17 April 2020 / Accepted: 22 April 2020 / Published: 24 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Compounds and Inflammation II)
Monostroma nitidum is a green single-cell layered algae that grows on the southwest coast of Japan. It is often used for salad ingredients, boiled tsukudani, soups, etc., due to its health benefits. M. nitidum is composed of many cell aggregates, and the various substances that fill the intercellular space are dietary fibers, vitamins, and minerals. Rhamnan sulfate (RS), a sulfated polysaccharide, is main the component of the fiber extracted from M. nitidum. Recently, some biological properties of RS have been demonstrated by in vitro and in vivo studies that probably protect human subjects from viruses and ameliorate vascular dysfunction caused by metabolic disorders, especially lifestyle-related diseases. In this review, we focus on the antithrombotic effects of RS and introduce its antiviral and other biological activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: Monostroma nitidum; rhamnan sulfate; antithrombotic effect; antivirus; vascular endothelium dysfunction Monostroma nitidum; rhamnan sulfate; antithrombotic effect; antivirus; vascular endothelium dysfunction
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Suzuki, K.; Terasawa, M. Biological Activities of Rhamnan Sulfate Extract from the Green Algae Monostroma nitidum (Hitoegusa). Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 228.

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