Marine Medicinal Foods, Volume 65

1st Edition

Implications and Applications: Animals and Microbes

Print ISBN: 9780124160033
eBook ISBN: 9780123914644
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th February 2012
Page Count: 280
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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.

Key Features

  • 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

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


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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