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Abstract Title:

Anticancer effects of fucoidan.

Abstract Source:

Adv Food Nutr Res. 2014 ;72:195-213. PMID: 25081084

Abstract Author(s):

Kalimuthu Senthilkumar, Se-Kwon Kim

Article Affiliation:

Kalimuthu Senthilkumar

Abstract:

Recently, there has been an increased interest in the pharmacologically active natural compounds isolated and used for remedies of various kinds of diseases, including cancer. The great deal of interest has been developed to isolate bioactive compounds from marine resources because of their numerous health beneficial effects. Among marine resources, marine algae are valuable sources of structurally diverse bioactive compounds. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide derived from brown seaweeds and has been used as an ingredient in some dietary supplement products. Fucoidan has various biological activities including antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, and antitumor activities. So this chapter deals with anticancer effects of fucoidan.

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