Antiviral Potential of Algae Polysaccharides Isolated from Marine Sources: A Review

Ahmadi, A. and Moghadamtousi, S.Z. and AbuBakar, Sazaly and Zandi, K. (2015) Antiviral Potential of Algae Polysaccharides Isolated from Marine Sources: A Review. BioMed Research International, 2015. pp. 1-10. ISSN 2314-6133, DOI

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From food to fertilizer, algal derived products are largely employed in assorted industries, including agricultural, biomedical, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Among different chemical compositions isolated from algae, polysaccharides are the most well-established compounds, which were subjected to a variety of studies due to extensive bioactivities. Over the past few decades, the promising results for antiviral potential of algae-derived polysaccharides have advocated them as inordinate candidates for pharmaceutical research. Numerous studies have isolated various algal polysaccharides possessing antiviral activities, including carrageenan, alginate, fucan, laminaran, and naviculan. In addition, different mechanisms of action have been reported for these polysaccharides, such as inhibiting the binding or internalization of virus into the host cells or suppressing DNA replication and protein synthesis. This review strives for compiling previous antiviral studies of algae-derived polysaccharides and their mechanism of action towards their development as natural antiviral agents for future investigations.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (FP054-2014B) and Long-Range Grant Scheme (LRGS) LR001/2011F, University of Malaya. University Malaya Flagship Grant (UMRG) (FL001-13HTM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antiviral Potential; Algae Polysaccharides; Marine Sources
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 04:04
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 08:13

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