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Marine Carbohydrates: Fundamentals and Applications, Part B - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128002681, 9780128003657

Marine Carbohydrates: Fundamentals and Applications, Part B, Volume 73

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Se-Kwon Kim
eBook ISBN: 9780128003657
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128002681
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th September 2014
Page Count: 248
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter One: Marine-Derived Polysaccharides for Regulation of Allergic Responses
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Marine Polysaccharides
    • 3 Pharmacological Properties of Marine Polysaccharides for Modulation of Allergic Responses
    • 4 Conclusion
  • Chapter Two: Antioxidant Effects of Chitin, Chitosan, and Their Derivatives
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress
    • 3 Antioxidant Activity of Chitin, Chitosan, and Their Derivatives
    • 4 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Three: Antidiabetic Activities of Chitosan and Its Derivatives: A Mini Review
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Derivatization
    • 3 Antidiabetics and Antiobesity Applications
    • 4 Conclusion
  • Chapter Four: Role of Alginate in Bone Tissue Engineering
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Alginate General Properties
    • 3 Tissue Engineering
    • 4 Alginate in Bone TE
    • 5 Future Prospects
    • 6 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Five: Chitin and Chitosan Composites for Bone Tissue Regeneration
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Naturally Occurring Biopolymers
    • 3 Tissue Engineering Applications of Chitin and Chitosan
    • 4 Applications of Chitin and Chitosan for Bone Tissue Engineering
    • 5 Future Prospects
    • 6 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Six: Chemical Modification of Chitosan for Efficient Gene Therapy
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Ligand Modification for Specific Cell Targeting
    • 3 Stimuli-Response Modification for Enhancement of Transfection Efficiency
    • 4 Penetrating Modification
    • 5 Conclusion
  • Chapter Seven: Marine Carbohydrates of Wastewater Treatment
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Materials Used for Wastewater Treatment
    • 3 Application of Marine Polysaccharides in Wastewater Treatment
    • 4 Advantages and Possible Drawbacks of Using Marine Polysaccharide-Based Materials for Adsorption
    • 5 Future Prospects
    • 6 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Eight: Industrial Applications of Marine Carbohydrates
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Applications of Marine Carbohydrates
    • 3 Future Directions for Research
    • 4 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Nine: Nutraceutical and Pharmacological Implications of Marine Carbohydrates
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Marine Carbohydrate Sources
    • 3 Marine Carbohydrates as Nutraceuticals
    • 4 Marine Carbohydrates as Pharmaceuticals
    • 5 Conclusion
  • Chapter Ten: Pharmaceutical, Cosmeceutical, and Traditional Applications of Marine Carbohydrates
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Pharmaceutical Products and Biological Application
    • 3 Cosmeceutical Products and Functional Applications
    • 4 Marine Food and Traditional Application
    • 5 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgment
  • Chapter Eleven: Algal and Microbial Exopolysaccharides: New Insights as Biosurfactants and Bioemulsifiers
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Defining Biosurfactants
    • 3 Microalgae: The New and Novel Bioemulsifiers
    • 4 Biosynthesis Exemplified in Diatoms and Cyanobacteria
    • 5 Cyanobacteria: A Prolific Source of EPS. The Case of Emulcyan
    • 6 Diatoms: Photosynthetic Production of Complex EPSs
    • 7 EPS: The Genesis in Building Biofilms
    • 8 Seaweed Polysaccharides
    • 9 Biosurfactants/Bioemulsifiers in Foods. The Marine Alternative
    • 10 Biosurfactants for Sustainable Bioremediation
    • 11 The Biosurfactants from Extreme Environments and Deep Sea
    • 12 Expectatives and Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter Twelve: Complex Carbohydrates as a Possible Source of High Energy to Formulate Functional Feeds
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Carbohydrates
    • 3 Complex Carbohydrates
    • 4 Oligosaccharides and NSP
    • 5 Polysaccharides
    • 6 Enzymes and Digestibility
    • 7 Prebiotic Ingredients
    • 8 Probiotic Bacteria
    • 9 Functional Feeds
  • Index


Marine Carbohydrates: Fundamentals and Applications brings together the diverse range of research in this important area which leads to clinical and industrialized products. The volume, number 73, focuses on marine carbohydrates in isolation, biological, and biomedical applications and provides the latest trends and developments on marine carbohydrates.

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research recognizes the integral relationship between the food and nutritional sciences and brings together outstanding and comprehensive reviews that highlight this relationship. Volumes provide those in academia and industry with the latest information on emerging research in these constantly evolving sciences.

Key Features

  • Includes the isolation techniques for the exploration of the marine habitat for novel polysaccharides
  • Discusses biological applications such as antioxidant, antiallergic, antidiabetic, antiobesity and antiviral activity of marine carbohydrates
  • Provides an insight into present trends and approaches for marine carbohydrates


Experts as well as novices in the field of marine biology, students, scholars, scientists and industrialists in the field of marine biology.


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About the Serial Editor

Se-Kwon Kim

Se-Kwon Kim

Professor Se-Kwon Kim, PhD, currently serves as a senior professor in the Department of Chemistry and the director of the Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University in the Republic of Korea. He received his BSc, MSc, and PhD from the Pukyong National University and joined as a faculty member. He has previously served as a scientist in the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (1988-1989), and was a visiting scientist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (1999-2000).

Professor Se-Kwon Kim was the first president of the Korean Society of Chitin and Chitosan (1986-1990) and the Korean Society of Marine Biotechnology (2006-2007). He was also the chairman for the 7th Asia-Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium, which was held in South Korea in 2006. He is one of the board members of the International Society of Marine Biotechnology and the International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods. Moreover, he was the editor in chief of the Korean Journal of Life Sciences (1995-1997), the Korean Journal of Fisheries Science and Technology (2006-2007), and the Korean Journal of Marine Bioscience and Biotechnology (2006-present). His research has been credited with the best paper award from the American Oil Chemist’s Society (AOCS) and the Korean Society of Fisheries Science and Technology in 2002.

Professor Se-Kwon Kim’s major research interests are investigation and development of bioactive substances derived from marine organisms and their application in oriental medicine, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals via marine bioprocessing and mass- production technologies. He has also conducted research on the development of bioactive materials from marine organisms for applications in oriental medicine, cosmeceuticals, and nutraceuticals. To date, he has authored over 600 research papers and holds 152 patents. In addition, he has written or edited more than 60 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry and Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea