Marine Medicinal Foods, Volume 65

1st Edition

Implications and Applications: Animals and Microbes

Serial Volume Editors: Se-Kwon Kim
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124160033
eBook ISBN: 9780123914644
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th February 2012
Page Count: 280
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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


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.

Key Features

  • The latest important information for food scientists and nutritionists
  • Peer-reviewed articles by a panel of respected scientists
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Food scientists in academia and industry and professional nutritionists and dietitians


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"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

About the Serial Volume Editors

Se-Kwon Kim Serial Volume Editor

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