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Pharmacologic Application Potentials of Sulfated Polysaccharide from Marine Algae

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College of Pharmacy, Adamson University, Manila 1000, Philippines
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Department of Athletics Sports, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan 711, Taiwan
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Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan 711, Taiwan
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Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila 1000, Philippines
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Department of Beauty Science, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taichung 404, Taiwan
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Department of Medical Sciences Industry, College of Health Sciences, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan 711, Taiwan
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Polymers 2019, 11(7), 1163; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11071163
Received: 13 May 2019 / Revised: 30 June 2019 / Accepted: 2 July 2019 / Published: 8 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers in Biomedical Engineering)
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Abstract

With the advent of exploration in finding new sources for treating different diseases, one possible natural source is from marine algae. Having an array of potential benefits, researchers are interested in the components which comprise one of these activities. This can lead to the isolation of active compounds with biological activities, such as antioxidation of free radicals, anti-inflammation, antiproliferation of cancer cells, and anticoagulant to name a few. One of the compounds that are isolated from marine algae are sulfated polysaccharides (SPs). SPs are complex heterogenous natural polymers with an abundance found in different species of marine algae. Marine algae are known to be one of the most important sources of SPs, and depending on the species, its chemical structure varies. This variety has important physical and chemical components and functions which has gained the attention of researchers as this contributes to the many facets of its pharmacologic activity. In this review, recent pharmacologic application potentials and updates on the use of SPs from marine algae are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: sulfated polysaccharides; marine algae; seaweeds; bioactivity; pharmacologic activity; therapeutics; natural polymers sulfated polysaccharides; marine algae; seaweeds; bioactivity; pharmacologic activity; therapeutics; natural polymers
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Manlusoc, J.K.T.; Hsieh, C.-L.; Hsieh, C.-Y.; Salac, E.S.N.; Lee, Y.-T.; Tsai, P.-W. Pharmacologic Application Potentials of Sulfated Polysaccharide from Marine Algae. Polymers 2019, 11, 1163.

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