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Marine Carbohydrate-Based Compounds with Medicinal Properties

Version 1 : Received: 5 June 2018 / Approved: 6 June 2018 / Online: 6 June 2018 (12:32:12 CEST)

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Vasconcelos, A.A.; Pomin, V.H. Marine Carbohydrate-Based Compounds with Medicinal Properties. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 233. Vasconcelos, A.A.; Pomin, V.H. Marine Carbohydrate-Based Compounds with Medicinal Properties. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 233.

Journal reference: Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 233
DOI: 10.3390/md16070233

Abstract

The oceans harbor a great diversity of organisms, and have been recognized as an important source of new compounds with nutritional and therapeutic potential. Among these compounds, carbohydrate-based compounds are of particular interest because they exhibit numerous biological functions associated with their chemical diversity. This gives rise to new substances for the development of bioactive products. Many are the known applications of substances with glycosidic domains obtained from marine species. This review covers the structural properties and the current findings on the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antitumor and antimicrobial activities of medium and high molecular-weight carbohydrates or glycosylated compounds extracted from various marine organisms.

Subject Areas

marine organisms; carbohydrate; glycoside; antioxidant; anticoagulant; anti-inflammatory; antitumor; antimicrobial

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