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Functional properties of brown algal sulfated polysaccharides, fucoidans.
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PMID:  22054945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Marine algae are potentially prolific sources of highly bioactive components that might represent useful leads in the development of new pharmaceutical agents and functional foods. This chapter discusses the current literature on biological activities of sulfated polysaccharides, fucoidans, from brown seaweeds. The profound functional properties of fucoidans could be employed in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical functional food, and cosmeceutical applications. Therefore, the chapter deals with the functional properties of the sulfated polysaccharides, fucoidans, with reference to its industrial applications as a functional ingredient.
Authors:
You-Jin Jeon; W A J P Wijesinghe; Se-Kwon Kim
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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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
School of Marine Biomedical Sciences, Jeju National University, Jeju, Republic of Korea.
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