Brown and Red Marine Macroalgae as Novel Bioresources of Promising Medicinal Properties

Thambi, Anjaly and Chakraborty, Kajal (2022) Brown and Red Marine Macroalgae as Novel Bioresources of Promising Medicinal Properties. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 31 (3). pp. 227-241.

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    Bioactive compounds from marine macroalgae are gaining immense attention for their application as natural ingredients in various nutraceuticals and food supplements. The present study evaluated the medicinal properties of the organic extracts of four each of brown and red marine macroalgal species, using various in vitro assays. Organic extracts of brown algae of Fucophycidan subclass, such as Sargassum plagiophyllum, Turbinaria decurrens, and red alga Hydropuntia edulis, displayed potential inhibitory properties against antioxidants (IC50 0.2–0.8 mg/mL) and carbolytic enzymes (IC50 0.2–0.9 mg/mL) compared to those exhibited by other studied algae. Noticeably, organic extracts of red alga H. edulis and brown alga T. decurrens could effectively attenuate pro-inflammatory 5-lipoxygenase (IC50 0.4–0.6 mg/mL), thereby demonstrating their potential application to dissuade inflammatory pathogenesis. This study demonstrated the predominantly available brown and red macroalgae as potential marine bioresources to develop functional food candidates.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine macroalgae; medicinal properties; carbolytic enzyme inhibition; pro-inflammatory 5-lipoxygenase; spectroscopic fingerprint
    Subjects: Biochemistry > Bioactive compounds
    Biochemistry > Biochemical composition
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 05:38
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2022 10:23

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