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Marine Nutraceuticals
Prospects and Perspectives

Edited By

Se-Kwon Kim

ISBN 9781466513518
Published March 25, 2013 by CRC Press
464 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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


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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.