"Fucoidan: advances in the study of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects" - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Fucoidan: advances in the study of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects].
Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2008 Dec ;43(12):1186-9. PMID: 19244747
Key Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Ministry of Education, Department of Physiology, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069, China.
Fucoidan is a natural polysaccharide extracted from brown seaweeds, with a wide variety of biological features, especially the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. Studies indicated that the anti-inflammatory effect of fucoidan related to its capacity to interact with the selectin or scavenger receptor on the cell membrane. Fucoidan can also inhibit the synthesis and release of reactive oxygen species (ROS), as well as promote its clearance, showing the anti-oxidative activity.