anticancer effects of seaweed-derived bioactive compounds

Title
anticancer effects of seaweed-derived bioactive compounds
Authors
이재욱Heesu LeeBasakr Selvaraj
Keywords
anticancer; seaweeds; polysaccharide; polyphenol; carotenoids; terpenoids
Issue Date
2021-11
Publisher
Applied Sciences-basel
Citation
VOL 11
Abstract
Cancer remains a major life-threatening disease worldwide. The development of anticancer drugs using natural products obtained from marine organisms has been proposed as an alternative approach. Seaweeds are the mainstay of marine ecosystems; therefore, they are highly enriched with diverse bioactive compounds. In the past decade, a vast number of natural compounds, such as polysaccharides, polyphenols, carotenoids, and terpenoids, have been isolated from seaweeds. Seaweeds have bioactive compounds that show cytotoxicity in various cancer cell lines. These compounds prevent tumor growth by inducing apoptotic cell death and arrest growth by interfering with different kinases and cell cycle pathways. This review discussed the anticancer properties of various bioactive compounds isolated from different types of seaweeds and their therapeutic potential against cancers.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/74312
ISSN
2076-3417
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