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Marine Medicinal Foods

Implications and Applications: Animals and Microbes

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.

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

Hardbound, 280 Pages

Published: February 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

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


  • 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



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