1st Edition

Marine Nutraceuticals Prospects and Perspectives

Edited By Se-Kwon Kim Copyright 2013
    464 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    464 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    There is a great deal of consumer interest in natural bioactive substances due to their health benefits. Offering the potential to provide valuable nutraceuticals and functional food ingredients, marine-derived compounds are an abundant source of nutritionally and pharmacologically active agents, with both chemical diversity and complexity. Functional ingredients derived from marine algae, invertebrates, vertebrates, and microorganisms can help fill the need for novel bioactives to treat chronic conditions such as cancer, microbial infections, and inflammatory processes.

    With contributions from an international group of experts, Marine Nutraceuticals: Prospects and Perspectives provides a comprehensive account of marine-derived nutraceuticals and their potential health benefits. These include antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, anticoagulant, antidiabetic, antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antibacterial, and radioprotective properties. The book focuses on various types of marine-derived compounds—such as secondary metabolites like phlorotannins and fucoxanthin, carotenoid pigments, chito-oligosaccharide derivatives from chitin and chitosan, bioactive peptides, and polysaccharides—presenting an overview of their nutraceutical activities.

    Chapters address neuroprotecive properties of seaweeds, bioactive compounds in abalone, marine products and autoimmune disease, chitosan for weight management, anticancer actions of omega-3 fatty acids, chitosan in dentistry, and much more. The book discusses the sources, isolation and purification, chemistry, functional interactions, applications, and industrial perspectives of marine-derived nutraceuticals. The inaugural book in the new CRC Press series, Nutraceuticals: Basic Research/Clinical Applications, it provides a state-of-the-art reference for all readers interested in this growing field—a rich source for new compounds with promising uses in the nutraceutical, medicinal, and functional food industries.

    Marine-Derived Nutraceuticals: Trends and Prospects
    Se-Kwon Kim and Isuru Wijesekara

    Nutritional Value of Sea Lettuces
    Se-Kwon Kim and Ratih Pangestuti

    Prospects and Potential Applications of Seaweeds as Neuroprotective Agents
    Se-Kwon Kim and Ratih Pangestuti

    Chitosan-Based Biomaterials against Diabetes and Related Complications
    Se-Kwon Kim and Fatih Karadeniz

    Nutraceutical Benefits of Marine Sterols Derivatives
    Se-Kwon Kim and Quang Van Ta

    Nutritional Value, Bioactive Compounds, and Health-Promoting Properties of Abalone
    Mahanama De Zoysa

    Marine Biopolymers in Asian Nutraceuticals
    Ngo Dang Nghia and Se-Kwon Kim

    Marine Natural Antihypertensive Peptides from Styela clava Having Multifunctions of ACE Inhibition and NO Production in Endothelial Cells
    Seok-Chun Ko, Se-Kwon Kim, and You-Jin Jeon

    Beneficial Effects of Marine Natural Products on Autoimmune Diseases
    Mi Eun Kim, Jun Sik Lee, Se-Kwon Kim, and Won-Kyo Jung

    Extraction of Nutraceuticals from Shrimp By-products
    Trang Si Trung and Willem Frans Stevens

    Fucoidan: A Potential Ingredient of Marine Nutraceuticals
    Se-Kwon Kim, Thanh-Sang Vo, and Dai-Hung Ngo

    Chitosan for Body Weight Management: Current Issues and Future Directions
    Soon Kong Yong and Tin Wui Wong

    Prospects of Indonesian Uncultivated Macroalgae for Anticancer Nutraceuticals
    Hari Eko Irianto and Ariyanti Suhita Dewi

    Active Ingredients from Marine Microorganisms for Modern Nutraceuticals
    Se-Kwon Kim and Pradeep Dewapriya

    Potent Anticancer Actions of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids of Marine Nutraceuticals
    Kaipeng Jing and Kyu Lim

    Chitosan Application in Dentistry
    Yoshihiko Hayashi, Kajiro Yanagiguchi, Zenya Koyama, Takeshi Ikeda, and Shizuka Yamada

    Edible Marine Invertebrates: A Promising Source of Nutraceuticals
    Se-Kwon Kim and S.W.A. Himaya

    Chitosan and Its Derivatives: Potential Use as Nutraceuticals
    Jae-Young Je and Se-Kwon Kim

    Marine Sulfated Polysaccharides with Unusual Anticoagulant Action through an Additional Unrelated-Natural Inhibitors Mechanism
    Bianca F. Glauser, Paulo A.S. Mourão, and Vitor H. Pomin

    Enzymatic Production of N-Acetyl-d-Glucosamine Using the Enzyme from the Liver of Squid
    Masahiro Matsumiya

    High-Density Chitin–Chitosan Production and Beneficial in Health
    Siswa Setyahadi

    Antioxidant Effects of Marine Food-Derived Functional Ingredients
    Se-Kwon Kim, Dai-Hung Ngo, and Thanh-Sang Vo

    Biological and Biomedical Applications of Marine Nutraceuticals
    Janak K. Vidanarachchi, Maheshika S. Kurukulasuriya, and W.M.N.M. Wijesundara

    Fucoidans from Marine Brown Macroalgae: Isolation, Identification, and Potential Biological Activities
    Yasantha Athukorala and Yvonne V. Yuan



    Professor Se-Kwon Kim, Ph.D., is a senior professor of marine biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry and is the director of the Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University in the Republic of Korea. His major research interests include 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 is a board member of the International Society of Marine Biotechnology and the International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods. To date, he has authored over 500 research papers, holds 110 patents, and has written or edited more than 40 books.