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Anti-proliferative activity of oversulfated fucoidan from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus TOKIDA in U937 cells.
Fucoidan from Cladosiphon okamuranus and its sulfate derivatives were prepared. Sulfate contents of native and oversulfated fucoidan were estimated to be 13.5% and 32.8%, respectively. The results ofExpand
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Isolation and structural characterisation of pectin from endocarp of Citrus depressa
Abstract A polysaccharide was extracted with hot HCl from the endocarp of Citrus depressa grown in Okinawa, Japan. The yield was 4.1% on a fresh weight basis. Composition of the polysaccharide wasExpand
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Antioxidant flavonoid glycosides from the leaves of Ficus pumila L.
The Okinawan folks in Japan use Ficus pumila L. as a beverage or herbal medicine to treat diabetes and high blood pressure. Four flavonoid glycosides were isolated and identified as rutin (1 and 3),Expand
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The Principles of Starch Gelatinization and Retrogradation
The polysaccharides, such as κ-carrageenan, ι-carrageenan, agarose (agar), gellan gum, amylose, curdlan, alginate, and deacetylated rhamsan gum, in water changed into an ice-like structure withExpand
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Chemical Characterization of Acetyl Fucoidan and Alginate from Commercially Cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus
Abstract An acetyl fucoidan was isolated from Cladosiphon okamuranus which is commercially cultured, at 18,500 t/year off Okinawa Islands, Japan. The yield of acetyl fucoidan was 2.3% (W/W/) based onExpand
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Structural characteristics and in vitro macrophage activation of acetyl fucoidan from Cladosiphon okamuranus
We investigated a structural characteristics of acetyl fucoidan (CAF) isolated from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus. The CAF-induced macrophage activation and its signaling pathways inExpand
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Rheological Properties of Deacetylated Xanthan in Aqueous Media
Flow properties of aqueous deacetylated xanthan solutions could be approximated to pseudoplastic behavior at concentrations below 0.1% but to plastic behavior above 0.3%. The flow indices in theExpand
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Rheological Characteristics of Fucoidan Isolated from Commercially Cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus
Abstract Rheological characteristics of fucoidan isolated from commercially cultured Cladosiphon okamuranus (Okinawamozuku) were measured with a rheogoniometer in an aqueous solution. The flow curvesExpand
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Fucoidan Isolated from Laminaria angustata var. longissima Induced Macrophage Activation
We investigated macrophage activation by fucoidan from Laminaria angustata var. longissima in a murine macrophage cell line, RAW 264.7. The ratio of the chemical composition of the fucoidan wasExpand
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Gelatinization mechanism of potato starch
Abstract The non-Newtonian behavior and dynamic viscoelasticity of potato starch (Jaga kids red ’90, 21.0% amylose content) solutions after storage at 25 and 4°C for 24 h were measured with aExpand
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