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Chitosan as potential marine nutraceutical.
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PMID:  22361183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Chitosan, the most abundant marine mucopolysaccharide, is derived from chitin by alkaline deacetylation, and possesses versatile biological properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, and a non-toxic nature. Due to these characteristics, considerable attention has been given to its industrial applications in the food, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and environmental industries. Currently, chitosan can be considered as a potential marine nutraceutical because its remarkable biological activities have been investigated and reported, in order to exploit its nutraceutical properties. This chapter, therefore, reviews the biological activities of chitosan including antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activities, as well as its mode of action in each activity.
Jae-Young Je; Se-Kwon Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in food and nutrition research     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1043-4526     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Food Nutr. Res.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001271     Medline TA:  Adv Food Nutr Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
School of Food Technology and Nutrition, Chonnam National University, Yeosu, Republic of Korea.
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