Fucoidan has a complex chemical composition. It contains mannose, galactose, glucose, xylose and other monosaccharides. It is also composed of uronic acids, acetyl groups and protein.
Fucoidan is a fucose-rich, sulfated polysaccharide isolated from several species of brown seaweed.
Fucoidan from Undaria pinnatifida has been used to assess its antimicrobial potential in vitro.
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Studies of fucoidan have found it to have a broad variety of biological activities including antitumor and antiangogenic activities, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antithrombotic, and antioxidant activities. Fucoidan induces macrophage activation which subsequently activates mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and results in natural killer cell proliferation. Fucoidan acts as a nonselective selectin blocker and has been shown to induce apoptosis and suppress angiogenesis.