Marine Medicinal Foods

Implications and Applications: Animals and Microbes

Edited by

  • Se-Kwon Kim, Department of Chemistry and Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea

This volume on medicinal foods from the sea narrates the bioactive principles of various marine floral (vertebrate and Invertebrate), faunal (Macro and Micro algal) and microbial sources. Contributions from eminent scientists worldwide explain about the latest advance implications in the development and application of marine originated functional foods, as potential pharmaceuticals and medicines for the benefit of humankind by meeting the present nutraceutical demands.
View full description


Food scientists in academia and industry and professional nutritionists and dietitians.


Book information

  • Published: February 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-416003-3


"While marine species make up about half of global biodiversity, their extensive capacity to produce natural products and its importance to marine pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies and others was only recently discovered by the scientific communities. The field of marine biotechnology is looking at microbes and animals like algae, sponges, and coral as a plentiful source of substances for use in the treatment of severe human diseases. This book explores the current status and potential for medicinal foods from marine animals, the various compounds available, and the staggering possibilities of their use in treating a wide range of diseases, from cancer to hypertension and much more."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2012, page 234-5

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Medicinal Foods

    1. Medicinal uses of marine animals: Current state and prospects

    Se-Kwon Kim and Ramjee Pallela

    II. Sources of Marine Animal Bioactives

    2. Nutraceutical functionalities of polysaccharides from marine invertebrate

    Byeong-Dae Choi and Yeung Joon Choi

    3. Marine byproduct phospholipids as booster of medicinal compounds

    Koretaro Takahashi and Yoshikazu Inoue

    4. Characterization of bioactive peptides obtained from marine invertebrates

    Jung Kwon Lee, Joong-Kyun Jeon, Se-Kwon Kim and Hee Guk Byun

    5. Bioactive marine peptides: nutraceutical value and novel approaches

    Anupam Giri and Toshiaki Ohshima

    6. Chitosan and fish collagen as biomaterials for regeneration medicine

    YoshihikoHayashi, Shizuka Yamada, Kajiro Yanagi and Takeshi Ikeda

    7. Chitosan as potential marine nutraceuticals

    Jae-Young Je and Se-Kwon Kim

    8. Bioactive compounds from marine sponges and their symbiotic microbes: A potential source of Nutraceuticals

    Se-Kwon Kim and Pradeep Dewapriya

    9. Medicinal Benefits of Marine Invertebrates: Sources for Discovering Natural Drug Candidates

    Mahanama De Zoysa

    10. Sea-originated cyotoxic substances

    Norihito Maru and Daisuke Uemura

    11. Secondary metabolites with new medicinal functions from marine organisms

    Osamu Ohno, Kiyotake Suenaga, and Daisuke Uemura

    III Medicinal Effects of Bioactives

    12. Structure-function relationship of anticoagulant and antithrombotic well-defined

    Victor Hugo Pomin

    13. Functional lipids from marine sources and their health benefits

    Eresha Mendis and Se-Kwon Kim

    14 Health benefits of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

    Nalin Siriwardhana, Nishan S. Kalupahana and Naima Moustaid-Moussa

    15. Biological importance and applications of squalene and squalane

    Se-Kwon Kim and Fatih Karadeniz

    16. Development and health beneficial effects of bioactive peptides from various fish proteins

    Mahinda Senevirathne and Se-Kwon Kim

    17. Marine fish derived bioactive peptides as potential antihypertensive agents

    Se-Kwon Kim, Dai-Hung Ngo and Thanh-Sang Vo

    18. Bioactive sterols from marine resources and their potential benefits for human health

    Se-Kwon Kim and Quang Van Ta

    19. Therapeutic Drug: Healing Power of Marine Fish

    Satya Sampath, N. Satya Vijaya Kumar and R. Jaiganesh

    20.Beneficial effect of teleost fish bone peptide as calcium supplements for bone mineralization

    Won-Kyo Jung and Se-Kwon Kim

    21. Triterpene glycosides from sea cucumbers and their biological activities

    Se-Kwon Kim and Himaya S. W. A.

    22. Chitooligosaccharides as potential nutraceuticals: Production and bioactivities

    Jae-Young Je and Se-Kwon Kim

    23. Biological activities of glucosamine and its related substances

    Isao Nagaoka, Mamoru Igarashi and Koji Sakamoto

    IV. Medicine from Microbes

    24. Development of marine probiotics: prospects and approach

    Se-Kwon Kim, Ira Bhatnagar and Kyong-Hwa Kang

    25.Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Marine Microbes for Drug Discovery

    Chamilani Nikapitiya

    26. Marine bacterial sources of bio active compound

    R. Jaiganesh and N.S. Sampath Kumar

    27. Biological activities and health effects of terpenoids from marine Fungi

    Se-Kwon Kim and Yong Xin Li

    28. Anti- metastasis effect of anthraquinones from marine fungus, Microsporum sp.

    Zhang Chen and Se-Kwon Kim

    29. Application of marine microbial enzymes in the food and pharmaceutical industries

    Zhang Chen and Se-Kwon Kim

    V. Medicinal and Functional Food Application

    30. Enzymatic properties of starfish phospholipase A2 and its application

    Hideki Kishimura

    31. Applications of carbohydrates from marine animal sources in the food industry

    Niranjan Rajapaksha and Se-Kwon Kim

    32. Applications of marine nutraceuticals in dairy products

    Vidanarachchi Y. V. A. J. K., Maheshika S. Kurukulasuriya, A. Malshani Samaraweera and K.F.S.T. Silva

    33. Upgrading of seafood by-products: potential nutraceutical applications

    B. Cudennec, T. Caradec, L. Catiau and Rozenn Ravallec

    34. Utilization of seafood processing by-products: medicinal applications

    Mahinda Senevirathne and Se-Kwon Kim