Marine Medicinal Foods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123876690, 9780123877000

Marine Medicinal Foods, Volume 64

1st Edition

Implications and Applications, Macro and Microalgae

Serial Editors: Steve Taylor
eBook ISBN: 9780123877000
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123876690
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th November 2011
Page Count: 488
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Table of Contents


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


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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About the Serial Editors

Steve Taylor Serial Editor

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University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA