Maria I. Bilan

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The anti-inflammatory, antiangiogenic, anticoagulant, and antiadhesive properties of fucoidans obtained from nine species of brown algae were studied in order to examine the influence of fucoidan origin and composition on their biological activities. All fucoidans inhibited leucocyte recruitment in an inflammation model in rats, and neither the content of(More)
A fucoidan fraction consisting of L-fucose, sulfate, and acetate in a molar proportion of 1:1.21:0.08 was isolated from the brown seaweed Fucus distichus collected from the Barents Sea. The 13C NMR spectrum of the fraction was typical of regular polysaccharides containing disaccharide repeating units. According to 1D and 2D 1H and 13C NMR spectra, the(More)
A fucoidan consisting of L-fucose, sulfate and acetate in a molar proportion of 1:1.23:0.36 was isolated from the Pacific brown seaweed Fucus evanescens. The structures of its desulfated and de-O-acetylated derivatives were investigated by 1D and 2D (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, and the data obtained were confirmed by methylation analysis of the native(More)
The polysaccharide composition of a fucoidan preparation isolated from the brown alga Saccharina latissima (formerly Laminaria saccharina) was reinvestigated. The preparation was fractionated by anion-exchange chromatography, and the fractions obtained were analyzed by chemical methods combined with NMR spectroscopy. Several 2D procedures, including HSQC,(More)
Sulfated polysaccharides of brown algae (fucoidans) attract great attention due to their high and strongly diversified biological activity. This review summarizes recent data on the structural variability of these polysaccharides and reports their anti- and proangiogenic properties. Recent publications have revealed that fucoidans isolated from different(More)
A fucoidan containing L-fucose, sulfate, and O-acetyl groups at a molar ratio 3:2:1, as well as minor amounts of xylose, galactose, and uronic acids was isolated from the brown alga Analipus japonicus collected in the Sea of Japan. The structures of the native polysaccharide and the products of its desulfation and deacetylation were studied by the methods(More)
Sulfated polysaccharides from Laminaria saccharina (new name: Saccharina latissima) brown seaweed show promising activity for the treatment of inflammation, thrombosis, and cancer; yet the molecular mechanisms underlying these properties remain poorly understood. The aim of this work was to characterize, using in vitro and in vivo strategies, the(More)
A fucoidan consisting of L-fucose, sulfate and acetate in a molar proportion of 1:1:0.1 and small amounts of xylose and galactose were isolated from the brown seaweed Fucus serratus L. The fucoidan structure was investigated by 1D and 2D 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy of its desulfated and de-O-acetylated derivatives as well as by methylation analysis of the(More)
A polysaccharide fraction consisting of d-galactose, sulfate, and pyruvate in a molar proportion of 4:2:1 was isolated from the green seaweed Codium yezoense by water extraction followed by ion-exchange chromatography. To elucidate its structure, modified polysaccharides were prepared by desulfation, depyruvylation, and by total removal of non-carbohydrate(More)
A fucoidan fraction composed of l-fucose, sulfate, and d-glucuronic acid in a molar proportion of about 1:1:0.25 and small amount of acetyl groups was isolated from the brown alga Chordaria flagelliformis. Several modified polysaccharides were prepared from the native fucoidan using solvolytic desulfation, carboxyl reduction, and partial acid hydrolysis.(More)