Cytoprotective effect of seaweeds with high antioxidant activity from the Peniche coast (Portugal).
Bifurcaria bifurcata: a key macro‐alga as a source of bioactive compounds and functional ingredients
Summary The aim of this work was to study the proximate composition and the bioactive profile of Bifurcaria bifurcata. It contains 73.31 ± 0.69% of moisture, 8.57 ± 0.11 g per 100 g dry weight…
Antitumor and Antimicrobial Potential of Bromoditerpenes Isolated from the Red Alga, Sphaerococcus coronopifolius
The aim of this study was to investigate the bioactivity of the main constituents of the cosmopolitan red alga, Sphaerococcus coronopifolius, to determine the structure of several bromoditerpenes which include a new brominated diterpene belonging to the rare dactylomelane family and named sphaerodactylmelol.
From Marine Origin to Therapeutics: The Antitumor Potential of Marine Algae-Derived Compounds
This review will focus on the bioactive molecules from algae with antitumor potential, from their origin to their potential uses, with special emphasis to the alga Sphaerococcus coronopifolius as a producer of cytotoxic compounds.
Asparagopsis armata and Sphaerococcus coronopifolius as a natural source of antimicrobial compounds
- Susete Pintéus, Celso Alves, Hugo R. Monteiro, Ernesto Araújo, A. Horta, Rui Pedrosa
- BiologyWorld Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
- 15 January 2015
Asparagopsis armata and Sphaerococcus coronopifolius reveal to be interesting sources of natural compounds with antimicrobial properties.
Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Potential of the Bifurcaria bifurcata Epiphytic Bacteria
Bifurcaria bifurcata epiphytic bacteria were revealed to be excellent sources of natural antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds.
Sea cucumber Holothuria forskali, a new resource for aquaculture? Reproductive biology and nutraceutical approach
The reproductive biology of Holothuria forskali was performed by evaluating the gonadosomatic index (GI) and histological analyses of the gonadal tubules and it was revealed that the range from February to March corresponds to the peak of gonads maturation.
Antioxidant and Cytoprotective Activities of Fucus spiralis Seaweed on a Human Cell in Vitro Model
- Susete Pintéus, Joana Silva, Celso Alves, A. Horta, O. Thomas, Rui Pedrosa
- BiologyInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
- 29 January 2017
Taken all together, the edible F. spiralis reveal that they provide protection against oxidative stress induced by H2O2 on the human MCF-7 cellular model, probably acting as upstream blockers of apoptosis.
The Biotechnological and Seafood Potential of Stichopus regalis
The potential use of S. regalis as a new source of bioactive compounds with pharmacological potential and its nutritional benefits for human health is suggested.