sulphated polysaccharide

sulphated polysaccharide

Any of a family of antioxidants—e.g., carrageenan, isolated from seaweed, which have therapeutic potential in cyclosporin A-induced hepatotoxicity in rats by reducing lipid peroxidation, and increasing ATPase activity and in treating HIV infection*.  
*By preventing the interaction of epithelial cells and the release of HIV from infected lymphocytes, by coating the cells and virus with a negative charge, making the cells mutually repulsive.
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Fucoidan, a fucose containing sulphated polysaccharide from brown algae, exhibits antiviral property by inhibiting the attachment of virus to the host cell (156).
Fucoidan, which is extracted from brown seaweed, is a complex sulphated polysaccharide that is mostly composed of L-fucose and sulphated ester groups.
Specializing in carbohydrate chemistry, Marinova discovered a method of obtaining and using a sulphated polysaccharide, Galactofucan Sulphate (GFS(TM)) and created a patent-pending high-molecular weight fucoidan product.
Bioactivity and applications of sulphated polysaccharides from marine microalgae.
Its properties are derived from its composition, mainly from its iodised matter and sulphated polysaccharides such as fucoids and alginates.
pylori was inhibited by sulphated polysaccharides (heparin and chondroitin sulphates) (Hirmo et al.
Various sulphated polysaccharides, including carrageenans, amylose sulphate and xylan sulphate, were effective as browning inhibitors with diced apple.