Recently, algal polysaccharides
have been demonstrated to play an important role as free radical scavengers in vitro for the prevention of oxidative damage in living organisms.
, Novel Applications and Outlook, Carbohydrates--Comprehensive Studies on Glycobiology and Glycotechnology, InTech.
The study of the effects of dietary fibers on nutrients metabolism is complicated by the fact that the dietary fiber is not a homogeneous compound but consists of a variety of substances, including cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, mucilage, gums, algal polysaccharides and lignin.
Thestudy of the effects of dietary fibres on digestion is complicated by the fact that the dietary fibre is not a homogeneous compound but consists of a variety of substances, including cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, mucilage, gums, algal polysaccharides and lignin.
Chemistry and enzymology of marine algal polysaccharides
Sea water and algae contain magnesium, strontium and algal polysaccharides fucoidan laminara which have antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Aldavine is a highly-potent cosmetic active ingredient derived from two different algae leading to the association of two sulphated algal polysaccharides.
Ber went on to explain the reason for the excitement behind the fucoxanthin category: "There has been a shift in the focus of scientific research from algal polysaccharides
to algal carotenoids.
The whole cycle of investigations concerning algal polysaccharides was introduced by elucidation of promising seaweed species containing a nearly neutral galactan fraction close to agarose (Fig.
INVESTIGATIONS OF THE COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE OF ALGAL POLYSACCHARIDES
During a long period the content of micro- and trace elements in algal polysaccharides and in seaweeds has been investigated mainly by methods of neutron activation analysis.
However, bioactivity is clearly associated with algal polysaccharides
, both soluble and insoluble, making A.