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Anti fungal

New Cytotoxic And Antifungal Amphidinol From Amphidinium carterae

The aim of this study was to screen Amphidinium carterae (clone FE102) for various bioactivities; useful for the treatment of human pathologies (i.e., anticancer, antibacterial and antifungal properties) and isolate potential active metabolites. In the transcriptome of the same clone; we recently found the sequence coding β-ketosynthase, an enzyme involved in polyketide synthesis; suggesting the production…

Depression

Can Depression Be Treated By Fish Oil Supplements?

Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which play an important role in brain function. People with depression may have low blood levels of brain chemicals; called eicosapentaenoic (i-koe-suh-pen-tuh-e-NO-ik) acid (and docosahexaenoic (doe-koe-suh-hek-suh-e-NO-ik) acid. These acids can be found in fish oil. Eating fish a few times a week may provide your body with…

Fish oil Supplementation

Fish Oil Supplementation And Cancer Prevention

Fish oil supplementation may represent a potential chemopreventive agent for reducing colorectal cancer risk. The mechanism of action of fish oil is unknown but presume; to be relate to eicosanoid modification. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation; on the levels of urinary and rectal eicosanoids. Increased dietary…

Gut Microbiota

Effects of Fish on Gut Microbiota and Immune System

Both genetic and environmental factors, including diet, geographical location, toxin/carcinogen exposure, and hormones, can influence variations in gut microbiota composition. The western lifestyle, including over-feeding of highly refine diets and sedentary behavior; is associate with systemic low-grade inflammation, responsible for chronic degenerative disease. This review describes the connections among gut microbiota, n-3 PUFAs intake, and…

Fungal Strains

Evaluation Of Antiproliferative And Antimicrobial Activities In Fungal Strain

The present investigation was undertaken to study the sterol composition of 19 marine fungal strains; and then to assess their biological activities. Antimicrobial tests were perform against four Gram-positive bacteria; namely Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus sp., Bacillus cereus, Listeria ivanovii and three Gram-negative ones; Escherichia coli, Citrobacter freundii and Salmonella spp. However, for the cytotoxic activity; two breast and two lung cancer cell lines…

Marine

Lipid-Reducing Activity From Marine Sponge Myrmekioderma species

Obesity is increasing at epidemic rates and new therapeutics are need in order to prevent and control this disorder. Scientists have been working hard to find new compounds from different natural sources; both terrestrial and marine, that show anti-obesity activity. Marine organisms are expose to continuous and strong selection pressures; due to the huge variations…

Type 2 diabetes

Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Is Reduced By Eating Fatty Fish

If we eat the fatty fish which are free of environmental pollutants; it would reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the pollutants in the fish have the opposite effect; and appears to eliminate the protective effect from fatty fish intake. This has been shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in…

Dual Growth Factors From Injectable Chitosan

Dual Growth Factors From Injectable Chitosan

Bone tissue has certain self healing abilities after an injury; providing that the impairment is mild and the defect size is small; Local administration of platelet deriving growth factor BB (PGDF-BB) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) in a sequential release manner could substantially promote bone healing. But clinical approaches to repairing large bone defects often…

Marine Products

Marine Products Has Attracted Increasing Attention

Marine Products; The marine environment is considered as a foremost reservoir of millions of bioactive compounds that have the possibility of being applied in different disciplines, such as medicine, technology, and food. During the past few decades, key compounds substantiating their potential for industrial development as nutritional supplements, functional foods, enzymes, and therapeutic agents have…

Endotoxemia Induced Acute Sickness Behavior and Acute Lung Injury

Endotoxemia Induced Acute Sickness Behavior and Acute Lung Injury

Sepsis is defined as an abnormal host response to infection; which triggers inflammation endotoxemia inducing acute sickness behavior and acute lung injury the body and causing life threatening organ dysfunction; these significant public health concerns; affecting millions of people around the world with high mortality and poor diagnosis. As acute lung injury or sepsis associating…

Biological Activity By Triterpene Glycosides

Biological Activity By Triterpene Glycosides

The sea cucumbers triterpene glycosides are long time investigating natural compounds; characterizing by significant structural diversity, exhibiting a broad spectrum of biological activity; Some of them are under study as marine drugs.The studies on the glycosides of P. fabriciithat resulting in the isolation of 8 new hexaosides, psolusosides C1–C3 and D1–D5, as well as five previously…

Antiviral Molecules From Marine Dinoflagellates

Antiviral Molecules From Marine Dinoflagellates

Infectious diseases, like influenza and hepatitis B causing by viruses, are still a major concern for human beings; lower respiratory tract infection caused by the respiratory syncytial virus which resulting in cold like symptoms, while the infection may develop into severe illness for infants. But during the bio prospective study for antiviral molecules from marine…