Extraction and Bioactivity assessment of Fucoidan from Brown seaweed

Publication: ResearchPoster – Annual report year: 2011

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  • Author: Ale, Marcel Tutor

    Technical University of Denmark

  • Author: Maruyama, Hiroko

    Kitasato University

  • Author: Tamauchi, Hidekazu

    Kitasato University

  • Author: Meyer, Anne S.

    Technical University of Denmark

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Fucoidan is a term used for a class of sulfated, fucose rich, polysaccharides extracted from brown seaweeds. These fucose-containing sulfated polysaccharides (FCSPs) principally consist of a backbone of (1→3)- and (1→4)- α-linked -L-fucopyranose residues, that may be organized in stretches of (1→3)-α-fucan or of alternating α(1→3)- and α(1→4)-bonded L-fucopyranose residues with sulfate on C-2 or C-4 and rarely on C-3. A range of biological activities have been attributed to FCSPs including anti-tumoral, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory,and notably anticoagulant effects. Therefore special interest for potential pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetics and food applications of FCSPs have recently directed into utilization of brown seaweeds as a source of FCSPs and/or Fucoidan.
Keyword: Fucoidan, extraction, seaweed, anti-cancer, bioactivity
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventVidenbaseret vækst i fødevaresektoren : Offentlig-private samarbejde-Vækst-Forskning-Fremtidens uddanelse - Copenhagen, Denmark


ConferenceVidenbaseret vækst i fødevaresektoren : Offentlig-private samarbejde-Vækst-Forskning-Fremtidens uddanelse
CityCopenhagen, Denmark
Period01/01/2011 → …
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