Prebiotics from marine macroalgae for human and animal health applications.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/120489
Title:
Prebiotics from marine macroalgae for human and animal health applications.
Authors:
O'Sullivan, Laurie; Murphy, Brian; McLoughlin, Peter; Duggan, Patrick; Lawlor, Peadar G; Hughes, Helen; Gardiner, Gillian E
Affiliation:
Eco-Innovation Research Centre, Department of Chemical and Life Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland. losullivan@wit.ie
Citation:
Prebiotics from marine macroalgae for human and animal health applications. 2010, 8 (7):2038-64 Mar Drugs
Journal:
Marine drugs
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/120489
DOI:
10.3390/md8072038
PubMed ID:
20714423
Abstract:
The marine environment is an untapped source of bioactive compounds. Specifically, marine macroalgae (seaweeds) are rich in polysaccharides that could potentially be exploited as prebiotic functional ingredients for both human and animal health applications. Prebiotics are non-digestible, selectively fermented compounds that stimulate the growth and/or activity of beneficial gut microbiota which, in turn, confer health benefits on the host. This review will introduce the concept and potential applications of prebiotics, followed by an outline of the chemistry of seaweed polysaccharides. Their potential for use as prebiotics for both humans and animals will be highlighted by reviewing data from both in vitro and in vivo studies conducted to date.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Animals; Fermentation; Gastrointestinal Tract; Humans; Polysaccharides; Prebiotics; Seaweed
ISSN:
1660-3397

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Laurieen
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Brianen
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, Patricken
dc.contributor.authorLawlor, Peadar Gen
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, Gillian Een
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-27T14:00:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-01-27T14:00:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationPrebiotics from marine macroalgae for human and animal health applications. 2010, 8 (7):2038-64 Mar Drugsen
dc.identifier.issn1660-3397-
dc.identifier.pmid20714423-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/md8072038-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/120489-
dc.description.abstractThe marine environment is an untapped source of bioactive compounds. Specifically, marine macroalgae (seaweeds) are rich in polysaccharides that could potentially be exploited as prebiotic functional ingredients for both human and animal health applications. Prebiotics are non-digestible, selectively fermented compounds that stimulate the growth and/or activity of beneficial gut microbiota which, in turn, confer health benefits on the host. This review will introduce the concept and potential applications of prebiotics, followed by an outline of the chemistry of seaweed polysaccharides. Their potential for use as prebiotics for both humans and animals will be highlighted by reviewing data from both in vitro and in vivo studies conducted to date.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAnimals-
dc.subject.meshFermentation-
dc.subject.meshGastrointestinal Tract-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPolysaccharides-
dc.subject.meshPrebiotics-
dc.subject.meshSeaweed-
dc.titlePrebiotics from marine macroalgae for human and animal health applications.en
dc.contributor.departmentEco-Innovation Research Centre, Department of Chemical and Life Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland. losullivan@wit.ieen
dc.identifier.journalMarine drugsen

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