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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(12), 4876-4901; doi:10.3390/md11124876

Anticancer and Cancer Preventive Properties of Marine Polysaccharides: Some Results and Prospects

G.B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, Prospect 100 let Vladivostoku, 159, Vladivostok 690022, Russia
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Received: 31 October 2013 / Revised: 21 November 2013 / Accepted: 22 November 2013 / Published: 2 December 2013
(This article belongs to the Collection Marine Compounds and Cancer)
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Abstract

Many marine-derived polysaccharides and their analogues have been reported as showing anticancer and cancer preventive properties. These compounds demonstrate interesting activities and special modes of action, differing from each other in both structure and toxicity profile. Herein, literature data concerning anticancer and cancer preventive marine polysaccharides are reviewed. The structural diversity, the biological activities, and the molecular mechanisms of their action are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine organisms; polysaccharides; anticancer; chemoprevention; anticarcinogenic; mechanisms of action marine organisms; polysaccharides; anticancer; chemoprevention; anticarcinogenic; mechanisms of action
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Fedorov, S.N.; Ermakova, S.P.; Zvyagintseva, T.N.; Stonik, V.A. Anticancer and Cancer Preventive Properties of Marine Polysaccharides: Some Results and Prospects. Mar. Drugs 2013, 11, 4876-4901.

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