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Seaweed: Chemical composition and potential food uses
Abstract Chemical components of seaweeds—carbohydrates, proteins and low molecular weight nitrogenous compounds, minerals, lipids, vitamins, volatile compounds, and pigments—are reviewed in relationExpand
Seasonal changes in growth rate, carrageenan yield and lectin content in the red alga Kappaphycus alvarezii cultivated in Camranh Bay, Vietnam
This study shows that the different morphotypes of K. alvarezii can be grown in the tropical waters of the Camranh during the northeastmonsoon, and part of the southwest monsoon, especially the brown morphotype, which can be growing during any season. Expand
Primary Structure and Carbohydrate Binding Specificity of a Potent Anti-HIV Lectin Isolated from the Filamentous Cyanobacterium Oscillatoria agardhii*
A novel lectin family sharing similar structure and carbohydrate binding specificity among bacteria, cyanobacteria, and marine algae is found, and is distinct from other HM-binding lectins. Expand
Some common properties of lectins from marine algae
Twelve kinds of lectins isolated from four species of marine algae, Boodlea coacta (Chlorophyta) and Hypnea japonica, Carpopeltis flabellata and Solieria robusta (Rhodophyta), were compared for theirExpand
High Mannose-binding Lectin with Preference for the Cluster of α1–2-Mannose from the Green Alga Boodlea coacta Is a Potent Entry Inhibitor of HIV-1 and Influenza Viruses*
BCA showed the potent anti-influenza activity by directly binding to viral envelope hemagglutinin against various strains, including a clinical isolate of pandemic H1N1-2009 virus, revealing its potential as an antiviral reagent. Expand
Anticoagulant properties of a sulfated galactan preparation from a marine green alga, Codium cylindricum.
An anticoagulant was isolated from a marine green alga, Codium cylindricum, and showed similar activities with heparin, however, weaker than heparIn, and did not affect PT even at the concentration at which APTT and TT were strongly prolonged. Expand
Purification and characterization of a novel lectin from a freshwater cyanobacterium, Oscillatoria agardhii.
The sequence of amino-terminal residues of OAA was determined as ALYNVENQWGGSSAPWNEGG, which was highly homologous to those of lectins from macroalgae of the genus Eucheuma and that of a myxobacterium Myxococcus xanthus hemagglutinin. Expand
Primary structures of two hemagglutinins from the marine red alga, Hypnea japonica.
The primary structures of two hemagglutinins, named hypnin A-1 and A-2, from the red alga Hypnea japonica, were determined by Edman degradation, suggesting that hypnins may possess both a protein-recognition site(s) and a carbohydrate- Recognition site (s) of C-type animal lectins. Expand
Hypnins, low-molecular weight peptidic agglutinins isolated from a marine red alga Hypnea japonica
Abstract Four electrophoretically homogeneous agglutinins have been isolated from the aqueous ethanolic extract of the marine red alga Hypnea japonica by precipitation with organic solvents, gelExpand
Screening and preliminary characterization of hemagglutinins in Vietnamese marine algae
The results indicate that Vietnamese marine algae are a good source of novel and useful lectins and suggest the presence of lectins specific for high mannose N-glycans, complex N- glycANS, or O-glyCans. Expand