Microalgae-Derived Toxic Compounds

Qian, Zhong-Ji, Kang, Kyong-Hwa and Ryu, BoMi (2015). Microalgae-Derived Toxic Compounds. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Handbook of Marine Microalgae: Biotechnology Advances (pp. 527-537) London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800776-1.00035-2

Author Qian, Zhong-Ji
Kang, Kyong-Hwa
Ryu, BoMi
Title of chapter Microalgae-Derived Toxic Compounds
Title of book Handbook of Marine Microalgae: Biotechnology Advances
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-800776-1.00035-2
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9780128007761
Editor Se-Kwon Kim
Chapter number 35
Start page 527
End page 537
Total pages 11
Total chapters 38
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Microalgae are eukaryotic photosynthetic microorganisms that can produce hydrocarbons, proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, carotenoids, and other chemicals. A review outlined the great potential of marine microalgae for applications in a variety of areas, including for human nutrition and feed in aquaculture; as biofertilizers and in the treatment of effluents; and as anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, and analgesic agents. These researchers also highlighted the fact that some marine unicellular algae, such as Porphyridium and Rhodella (rhodophytes), and cyanobacteria, such as Arthrospira, can produce sulfated polysaccharides, which have already found applications as antiviral agents, either in vivo or in vitro, as well as nutraceuticals, agents to prevent tumor cell growth, therapeuticals, and even ion exchangers and drag reducers.
Keyword Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP)
Dinophysistoxin (DTX)
Domoic acid (DA)
Gambieric acids
Karlotoxins (KmTxs)
Okadaic acid (OA)
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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