Ulvan: a systematic review of extraction, composition and function

Kidgell, Joel T., Magnusson, Marie, de Nys, Rocky, and Glasson, Christopher R.K. (2019) Ulvan: a systematic review of extraction, composition and function. Algal Research, 39. 101422.

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Species of green macroalgae (Chlorophyta) of the genus Ulva are edible seaweeds with a range of health promoting bioactive components. Ulva is high in dietary fibre which promotes gastrointestinal health and is linked to a reduction in the incidence of chronic diseases. The fundamental active constituent of Ulva is the soluble fibre ulvan, a gelling sulfated polysaccharide with biological activities including immunomodulating, antiviral, antioxidant, antihyperlipidemic and anticancer. Ulvan also has the capacity to modulate cellular signalling processes in both plant and animal systems leading to beneficial effects on productivity and health. Consequently, ulvan is of significant interest as a constituent in human health, agricultural, and biomaterial products. This comprehensive systematic review investigates and recommends acid extraction, ultrafiltration, sugar constituent and molecular weight analysis for the extraction, purification, and characterisation of ulvan, respectively. The biological activities of ulvans are then critically reviewed.

Item ID: 58419
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2211-9264
Keywords: Biotechnology, Green algae, Bioactivity, Sulfated polysaccharides, Seaweed
Copyright Information: © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/).
Funders: Pacific Biotechnology (previously MBD Industries Ltd) Research and Development program for the Integrated Production of Macroalgae
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 07:41
FoR Codes: 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3404 Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry > 340403 Characterisation of biological macromolecules @ 66%
34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3401 Analytical chemistry > 340102 Bioassays @ 34%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830199 Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920108 Immune System and Allergy @ 50%
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