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Marine carotenoids

Anti-Stress And Protein Activities In Marine Carotenoids

Stress has largely defined as a causative factor for a variety of diseases and premature aging; as marked by the early occurrence of age-related decline in body functions. On these premises, there is a continuous search and enrollment of natural compounds with anti-stress potential for extending quality of life in normal and disease scenarios. Cell-based…

Marine algae

Relationship Between Proteins From Plastid Genome Of Red Alga

Marine algae contain proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals as nutrition. The amount of these elements vary depending on the season and the area of production. Seaweed can used as a source of polysaccharides, such as alginate, carrageenan, and agar. Asia has a long tradition of consuming seaweed and seaweed has recently become considered health…

Marine Bacterium

Purification And Characterization Of Marine Bacterium Arthrobacter

Chondroitin sulfate (CS), a glycosaminoglycan (GAG); is a linear polysaccharide with repeated disaccharide units of β-d-glucuronic acid (GlcA) and N-acetyl-β-d-galactosamine (GalNAc); which are link through a β-1,4-glycosidic bond. Both GlcA and GalNAc residues can carry different numbers of sulfate groups in different positions. In addition, some GlcA residues are epimerizing into Iduronic acid (IdoA); those containing…

Marine Natural Product

Marine Natural Product: Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulator

Chronic respiratory diseases are some of the leading causes of illness and death globally. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF); asthma can all fatal diseases that affect lung function by increasing inflammation and decreasing mucus clearance. Inflammation is a natural biological response;at a local site of damage or infection, it is an important…

Some fish

Eating Fish May Help Prevent Asthma

Asthma is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Therefore these may occur a few times a day or a few times per week. Depending on the person, they…

Jellyfish

Nutritional And Nutraceutical Potential Of The Mediterranean Jellyfish

The marine environment and its inhabitants are today recognized as an enormous reservoir of bioactive substances to for pharmaceutical and aquaculture applications; as nutraceuticals as well. Nonetheless, a number of anthropogenic activities have negatively affected marine ecosystems; inhibiting the derived services, and their precious bioactive resources as well. In this scenario, Cnidaria such as scypho-,…

Marine Organisms

Marine Organisms Exhibit Some Advantages As Potential Drugs

Over the last 15 years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO); the world’s leading causes of death are ischemic heart disease and stroke, which constitute the number one and two of the top 10 global causes of death and accounted for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016 (WHO 2018). To treat ischemic heart…

Marine alga

Anti-Diabetic Activity Of Symphyocladia Latiuscula

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar levels. As the disease progresses, it can lead to blurred vision, cardiovascular diseases; kidney and/or other organ damage and dysfunction, and even depression. But diabetes is caused by a failure of the pancreas to produce insulin (type I diabetes) or by insulin resistance…

Marine Sponges

Protease Producing Streptomyces Radiopugnans From Marine Sponges

As per a WHO report, about 17 million individuals die due to cardiovascular infections. The frequency of the intense myocardial localized necrosis is increasing around the world. Thrombus develops inside arteries; leading to thrombosis, heart stroke, and pulmonary embolism. Therefore, thrombolytic treatments have become a traditional remedy regarding acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Synthetic therapeutics used…

Australian seafood

Anti-Inflammatory Activity In Australian Seafood By-Products

Acute and chronic inflammation is the basis of many serious diseases including asthma, cardiovascular diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis. The stimulation of macrophages during the inflammatory response gives rise to overproduction of several pro-inflammatory mediators; including nitric oxide (NO) via inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). NO overproduction can lead to tissue damage through cytokine-mediated processes. This…

Marine spongean

Growth Inhibitors In Cancer Cells Adapted To Hypoxic Environments

In tumors, the hypoxic environment is an important factor for tumor growth, angiogenesis, metastasis; response to chemotherapy and irradiation. Tumor cells in the hypoxic environment show resistance to chemotherapy; irradiation and enhancement of angiogenesis. In addition, the hypoxic environment in a tumor is unlike that in normal tissues. Therefore, compounds that selectively inhibit the growth…

Marine invertebrates

Antitumor Anthraquinones From An Easter Island Sea Anemone

Since the discovery of Easter Island, compelling explorations have characterized the flora; fauna of this geographically isolated location. However, little has done to understand the chemistry harbored in this territory. The best-known finding is the discovery of rapamycin in a soil-dwelling actinobacterial representative; which serves as an immunosuppressive drug. Beyond that, little progress has made…