ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2019 , Vol 57 , Num 2
Pharmaceutical Properties of Marine Polyphenols: An Overview
Vo Thanh Sang 2 Ngo Dai Hung 2 Kim Se-Kwon 3
1 NTT Institute of Hi-Technology, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 Faculty of Natural Sciences, Thu Dau Mot University, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam
3 Department of Marine Life Science, College of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Busan 606-791, Korea
DOI : 10.23893/1307-2080.APS.05714 Natural products are non-drug materials that have applied for prevention or treatment of health problem. The use of natural products as pharmaceutical ingredients has got much attention by consumers nowadays. Among them, marine organisms are currently considered as a huge source for the discovery of pharmaceutical agents. During the last decades, numerous novel agents have been achieved from marine organisms and many of them have potential application in pharmaceutical industry. Notably, marine algae are known to be one of the most important producers of variety of chemically active metabolites. Especially, phlorotannins, a polyphenol from brown algae, have been revealed to possess numerous biological activities such as UV-protective, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, anti-allergic, anti-cancer, anti-in?ammatory, anti-diabetes, and anti-obesity activities. Therefore, phlorotannins are promising agents for development of pharmaceutical products. This contribution focuses on phlorotannins from brown algae and presents potential application in pharmaceutical field due to its biological activities and health benefit effects. Keywords : Natural product, Pharmaceutical, Phlorotannins, Algae, Bioactivity

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