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Anticancer compounds from marine macroalgae and their application as medicinal foods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22054949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cancer is one of the most challenging medical conditions that need a proper therapeutic approach for its proper management with fewer side effects. Until now, many of the phytochemicals from terrestrial origin have been assessed for their anticancer ability and few of them are in clinical trials too. However, marine environment also has been a greatest resource that harbors taxonomically diverse and a variety of life forms and serves as store house for several biologically beneficial metabolites. Hitherto, many metabolites have been isolated from marine biomasses that have exhibited excellent biological activities, especially as anticancer agents. In particular, marine macroalgae which are considered as dietary constituents in Pacific Asian region have become chief resources for their unparalleled and unique metabolites like sulfated polysaccharides (SPs), phlorotannins, and their ability in reducing the risk of cancer and its related diseases. In this chapter, we have discussed the anticancer activities of marine algae-derived SPs, phlorotannins, and carotenoids and the possibilities of marine algae as potential medicinal foods in the management of cancer.
Authors:
Se-Kwon Kim; Noel Vinay Thomas; Xifeng Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in food and nutrition research     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1043-4526     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Food Nutr. Res.     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001271     Medline TA:  Adv Food Nutr Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Marine Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National University, Busan, Republic of Korea; Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, Republic of Korea.
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