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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 2616-2630

Therapeutic Uses of Fucoidan
Ramakrishnan1*, S. P. Preetha1, A. Arivuchelvan1,Parthiban2 and Thangapandiyan3
1Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2Department of Animal Biotechnology, 3Department of Veterinary Pathology, Madras Veterinary College,
Chennai, India
*Corresponding author

Fucoidan is a polysaccharide that primarily consists of groups of L-fucose and sulphate. As a result of its promising therapeutic results, Fucoidan is beneficial worldwide, especially in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The special biological structure is ascribed to its applaudable biological roles. Anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, anti-coagulant, anti-thrombotic, immunoregulatory, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory effects are classic fucoidan-associated bioactivities. More recently, to further emphasise its therapeutic ability, a number of in vitro and in vivo experiments have been performed. This analysis reflects on the advances achieved in discovering the biological activities of fucoidan, which can be useful as a potential treatment. Therefore we have summarised the research performed in vitro and in vivo during the current decade. We expect this review and a variety of others can contribute as a theoretical basis for understanding and inspire further product development of fucoidan.

Keywords: Fucoidan, Galactofucan & Therapeutic benefits

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Ramakrishnan, V., S. P. Preetha, A. Arivuchelvan, M. Parthiban and Thangapandiyan. 2021. Therapeutic Uses of Fucoidan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 2616-2630. doi:
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