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Fucoidan: Structure and Bioactivity

School of Food Science, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang 453003, Henan, P.R. China
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Received: 20 June 2008 / Revised: 22 July 2008 / Accepted: 28 July 2008 / Published: 12 August 2008
Fucoidan refers to a type of polysaccharide which contains substantial percentages of L-fucose and sulfate ester groups, mainly derived from brown seaweed. For the past decade fucoidan has been extensively studied due to its numerous interesting biological activities. Recently the search for new drugs has raised interest in fucoidans. In the past few years, several fucoidans’ structures have been solved, and many aspects of their biological activity have been elucidated. This review summarizes the research progress on the structure and bioactivity of fucoidan and the relationships between structure and bioactivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: Fucoidan; structure; bioactivity Fucoidan; structure; bioactivity
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Li, B.; Lu, F.; Wei, X.; Zhao, R. Fucoidan: Structure and Bioactivity. Molecules 2008, 13, 1671-1695.

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