Marine Medicinal Foods

Marine Medicinal Foods

Implications and Applications, Macro and Microalgae

1st Edition - November 3, 2011

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  • Editor: Se-Kwon Kim
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123877000

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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.

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  • The latest important information for food scientists and nutritionists
  • Peer-reviewed articles by a panel of respected scientists
  • The go-to series since 1948


Food scientists in academia and industry and professional nutritionists and dietitians

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Present and Future Prospects of Seaweeds in Developing Functional Foods

    I. Functional Foods and Disease Prevention

    II. Potential of Seaweeds as a Source to Develop Functional Foods

    III. Biochemical Compositional Analysis of Seaweeds that Cater to the Potential of Seaweeds as a Source to Develop Functional Foods

    IV. Present Situation and Potential of Seaweeds for Novel Functional Food Product Developments

    Nutritional and Digestive Health Benefits of Seaweed

    I. Seaweed as a Food

    II. Intervention of Seaweed to Enhance Human Nutrition

    III. Dietary Fiber in Seaweed Helps to Ameliorate Digestive Health

    IV. Nutrition-Related other Health Benefits of Seaweed

    Marine Edible Algae as Disease Preventers

    I. Introduction

    II. Marine Algae as Food Health Promoters

    III. Algae as Functional Food: The Preventing Disease Potential

    IV. Conclusion

    Potential Role of Marine Algae on Female Health, Beauty, and Longevity

    I. Introduction

    II. Potential Role of Marine Algae on Female Health, Beauty, and Longevity

    III. Conclusions

    Sea Lettuces

    I. Introduction

    II. Culinary Uses of Sea Lettuces

    III. Nutritional Value of Sea Lettuces

    IV. Conclusions

    Marine Algal Sources for Treating Bacterial Diseases

    I. Introduction

    II. Marine Algal Sources as Therapeutics

    III. Types of Marine Algae used for Antibacterial Screening

    IV. Bioactive Compounds of Marine Algae

    V. Marine Algae Against Human Pathogenic Drug/Multidrug-Resistant Strains

    VI. Marine Algae in Controlling Biofilm/Antifouling Bacteria

    VII. Algal Sources for Treating Fish Bacterial Disease

    VIII. Conclusion


    Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties of Wonder Kelp—Laminaria

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical Properties

    III. Life cycle of Laminaria sp.

    IV. Chemical Properties

    V. Biological Properties (Medicinal Applications of Laminaria)

    VI. Concluding Remarks

    Medicinal Effects of Phlorotannins from Marine Brown Algae

    I. Introduction

    II. Phlorotannins

    III. Medicinal Effects of Phlorotannins

    IV. Conclusions

    Biological Activities and Potential Health Benefits of Fucoxanthin Derived from Marine Brown Algae

    I. Introduction

    II. Profiles and Bioavailability of Fucoxanthin

    III. Biological Activities of Fucoxanthin

    IV. Conclusions and Future Perspectives

    Phlorotannins and Fucoidans from Marine Macroalgae as Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitory Substances and Their possible Application as Medicinal Foods

    I. Introduction

    II. Marine Algal Phlorotannins as Potential MMPIs

    III. Marine Algal Fucoidans as Potential MMPIs

    IV. Conclusions and Further Prospects

    Protective Effect of Polysaccharide from Hizikia fusiformis Against Ethanol-Induced Toxicity

    I. Introduction

    II. The Effect of Hf-PS-1 Against Ethanol-Induced Gastric Damage in Rats

    III. Effects of Hf-PS-1 Against Ethanol-Induced Injury to IEC-6 Cells

    IV. Conclusion

    Functional Properties of Brown Algal Sulfated Polysaccharides, Fucoidans

    I. Introduction

    II. Sulfated Polysaccharides, Fucoidans

    III. Purification of Fucoidan From Brown Seaweeds

    IV. Biological Activities of Fucoidans

    V. Possible Industrial Applications of Fucoidans

    VI. Concluding Remarks

    Polysaccharides from Capsosiphon fulvescens Stimulate the Growth of Gastrointestinal Cells

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Cf-PS on Proliferation of IEC-6 Cells

    III. Effects of Cf-PS on Wnt Signaling Components

    IV. Cf-PS Induces Activation of ERK1/2 in IEC-6 Cells

    V. Conclusion

    Potential Beneficial Effects of Marine Algal Sterols on Human Health

    I. Introduction

    II. Potential Health Benefits of Sterols from Marine Algae

    III. Conclusions

    Laminaria japonica as a Food for the Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes

    I. Introduction

    II. Antiobesity Effects

    III. Antidiabetic Effects

    IV. Conclusions


    Anticancer Compounds from Marine Macroalgae and Their Application as Medicinal Foods

    I. Introduction

    II. Potential Anticancer Agents from Marine Macroalgae

    III. Phlorotannins

    IV. Carotenoids

    V. Conclusions and Further Prospects

    Marine Algae

    I. Background

    II. Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer

    III. Gastric Cancer

    IV. Colorectal Cancer

    V. Conclusions

    Anticoagulant Effect of Marine Algae

    I. Introduction

    II. Anticoagulant Agents in Marine Algae

    III. Anticoagulant Activity of Marine Algae

    IV. Conclusions

    Potential Application of Marine Algae as Antiviral Agents in Medicinal Foods

    I. Introduction

    II. Potential Antiherpes Virus Agents from Marine Algae

    III. Conclusion

    Anti-HIV Activity of Extracts and Compounds from Marine Algae

    I. Background

    II. Compounds from Marine Algae with Anti-HIV Activity

    III. Conclusion

    Antiallergic Benefit of Marine Algae in Medicinal Foods

    I. Introduction

    II. Marine algae as Therapeutic Inhibitors Against Allergic Disorders

    III. Conclusion

    Marine Macro- and Microalgae as Potential Agents for the Prevention of Asthma

    I. Introduction

    II. Factors Affecting Asthma

    III. Characteristics of Asthma

    IV. Brief Mechanism About Asthma

    V. Existing Remedies and Disadvantages/Failures

    VI. Macroalgae as Potential Antiasthmatic Agents

    VII. Microalgae as Potential Antiasthmatic Agents

    VIII. Conclusions

    Impact of Marine Micro- and Macroalgal Consumption on Photoprotection

    I. Introduction

    II. UV-Induced Photodamage and Photoprotection

    III. Photoprotective Role of Various Algal Foods

    IV. Conclusions

    Seaweed Proteins and Amino Acids as Nutraceuticals

    I. Criteria and Significance of Dietary Protein in Human

    II. Protein and Amino Acids in Seaweeds

    Medicinal Effects of Peptides from Marine Microalgae

    I. Introduction

    II. Potential Functional Peptides from Microalgae

    III. Conclusions

    Seaweed as a Source of Novel Nutraceuticals

    I. Introduction

    II. Seaweeds as a Source of Bioactive Sulfated Polysaccharides

    III. Edible Seaweeds as Potential Sources of Bioactive Peptides

    IV. Conclusion


    Seaweed Lipids as Nutraceuticals

    I. Introduction

    II. Health Importance of PUFA

    III. Lipids and PUFAs in Seaweed

    IV. The Lipid Composition of Marine Microalgae

    V. Conclusion

    Seaweed Vitamins as Nutraceuticals

    I. Introduction

    II. Importance of Vitamins for Humans

    III. Vitamin Composition in Seaweed

    IV. Conclusions

    Seaweed Minerals as Nutraceuticals

    I. Introduction

    II. Functions of Iodine, Iron, Zinc, and Manganese in the Human Body

    III. Requirements of Minerals by Humans

    IV. Content of Minerals in Seaweed

    V. Bioavailability of Seaweed Minerals by Humans

    VI. Conclusion

    Medicinal Benefits of Sulfated Polysaccharides from Sea Vegetables

    I. Introduction

    II. Types of SPs Derived from Sea vegetables

    III. Medicinal Benefits and Biological Activities of SPs from Sea Vegetables

    IV. Concluding Remarks

    The Perspectives of the Application of Biofilm in the Prevention of Chronic Infections

    I. Introduction

    II. Mechanism of Action on Biofilms in Chronic Infection

    III. Chronic Infection in Human and Beneficial by Biofilms

    IV. Conclusion

    Osteoporosis Treatment

    I. Introduction

    II. Treatment for Osteoporosis

    III. Marine Algae

    IV. Marine Compound for Osteoporosis

    V. Conclusion


    Marine Algae Possess Therapeutic Potential for Ca-Mineralization via Osteoblastic Differentiation

    I. Introduction

    II. Therapeutic Potential of Marine Algae

    III. Conclusion


    Extracts of Marine Algae Show Inhibitory Activity Against Osteoclast Differentiation

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods for Assaying Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts In Vitro

    III. Microalgae

    IV. Macroalgae

    V. Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: November 3, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123877000

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Se-Kwon Kim

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University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

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