Marine Bioactives in Food and Medicine—Selected Papers from 6th International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (6-ISPMF)

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, which is related to the 6th International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (6-ISPMF, Hangzhou, August 5–10, 2022), seeks an updated and new knowledge on natural products from marine environments. Marine drugs and functional foods have received increased attention due to their considerable benefits for human health. This Special Issue will shape the future research directions for the important marine bioresources. Our purpose is to feature high-quality, advanced research and knowledge contributed by various research groups all around the world working on marine natural products. We invite researchers to contribute reviews and reports of their recent work on the functional and nutritional properties of natural products from marine as well as the biotechnological improvements. Please note that registration to 6th International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food is obligatory for acceptance.

The Special Issue will focus on natural products from marine environments, including the following aspects:

  • Natural products from marine environments for preventing and managing modern diseases;
  • Importance of functional foods from marine environments for human health;
  • Bioactivity and function of edible marine plants and animals;
  • New strategy of using marine drugs for promoting human health;
  • Pharmacokinetics and biotransformation of marine drugs;
  • Biotechnology for yielding bioactive components from marine environments.

Prof. Dr. Shucheng Liu
Prof. Dr. Maria Daglia
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Keywords

  • natural products from marine resources
  • edible marine plants and animals
  • natural products
  • bioactive peptides
  • food chemistry
  • nutrition
  • metabolism
  • prevention
  • chemoprevention
  • functional food
  • pharmacokinetics
  • biotransformation
  • bioactivity
  • structure-activity relationship

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Antioxidant Activity of Gracilaria lemaneiformis Polysaccharide Degradation Based on Nrf-2/Keap-1 Signaling Pathway in HepG2 Cells with Oxidative Stress Induced by H2O2
by Xiaoshan Long, Xiao Hu, Chuang Pan, Huan Xiang, Shengjun Chen, Bo Qi, Shucheng Liu and Xianqing Yang
Mar. Drugs 2022, 20(9), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/md20090545 - 24 Aug 2022
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The objective of this research was to investigate the antioxidant activity of Gracilarialemaneiformis polysaccharide degradation and its underlying mechanism involved in the Nrf-2/Keap-1 signaling pathway in HepG2 cells with oxidative stress induced by H2O2. The result of the [...] Read more.
The objective of this research was to investigate the antioxidant activity of Gracilarialemaneiformis polysaccharide degradation and its underlying mechanism involved in the Nrf-2/Keap-1 signaling pathway in HepG2 cells with oxidative stress induced by H2O2. The result of the scavenging ability of free radicals showed that GLP-HV (polysaccharide degraded by H2O2–vitamin C (Vc)) performed a better scavenging ability than GLP (G.lemaneiformis polysaccharide). Moreover, the scavenging ability of polysaccharide to these free radicals from strong to weak was as follows: superoxide radical, ferric ion, ABTS+, and DPPH radical, and their IC50 values were 3.56 ± 0.0028, 4.97 ± 0.18, 9.62 ± 0.35, and 23.85 ± 1.78 mg/mL, respectively. Furthermore, GLP-HV obviously relieved oxidative stress in HepG2 cells, which strengthened the activity of T-AOC, CAT, GSH-PX, and SOD, and diminished the intensity of MDA, intracellular ROS, and calcium ion based on the Nrf-2/Keap-1 signaling pathway. The PCR result revealed that polysaccharide upregulated the expression of the genes Nrf-2, HO-1, NQO-1, and ZO-1 and downregulated Keap-1. The correlation between chemical properties and antioxidant mechanism of GLP-HV was evaluated via a heat map. The results illustrated that reducing sugar and active groups presented a positive correlation, and molecular weight and viscosity exhibited a negative relation with antioxidant activity. Full article
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