An Introduction to Bioactivity of Fucoidan

  title={An Introduction to Bioactivity of Fucoidan},
  author={Merve Tutuncu},
  journal={Biomedical Journal of Scientific \& Technical Research},
  • Merve Tutuncu
  • Published 2019
  • Chemistry
  • Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research
Fucoidan is a polysaccharide, which is derived from brown algae and some marine invertebrates, consisting mainly of L-fucose and sulfate ester groups [1]. Fucoidan is particularly found in the cell wall of marine brown algae. This polysaccharide is named as fucoidin when it is derived from the first marine brown algae. Kylin gave Fucoidin in 1913. However, this name has been changed to fucoidan according to IUPAC rules [2]. Fucoidan related different studies have performed in the literature [1… Expand


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