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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2008 Vol.9 No.9 P.721-727


Preliminary studies on the chemical characterization and antioxidant properties of acidic polysaccharides from Sargassum fusiforme

Author(s):  Jing ZHOU, Nan HU, Ya-lin WU, Yuan-jiang PAN, Cui-rong SUN

Affiliation(s):  Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   suncuirong@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Sargassum fusiforme, Polysaccharide, Antioxidant activity, Uronic acid, Molecular weight

Jing ZHOU, Nan HU, Ya-lin WU, Yuan-jiang PAN, Cui-rong SUN. Preliminary studies on the chemical characterization and antioxidant properties of acidic polysaccharides from Sargassum fusiforme[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2008, 9(9): 721-727.

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In order to investigate the antioxidant properties of the polysaccharides from the brown alga Sargassum fusiforme, the crude polysaccharides from S. fusiforme (SFPS) were extracted in hot water, and the lipid peroxidation inhibition assay exhibited that SFPS possessed a potential antioxidant activity. Hence, two purely polymeric fractions, SFPS-1 and SFPS-2 were isolated by the column of DEAE (2-diethylaminoethanol)-Sepharose Fast Flow, with their molecular weights of 51.4 and 30.3 kDa determined by high performance gel permeation chromatography (HPGPC). They were preliminarily characterized using chemical analysis in combination of infrared (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopies and found to contain large amounts of uronic acids and β-glycosidical linkages. The antioxidant activities of these two SFPS fractions were evaluated using superoxide and hydroxyl radical-scavenging assays. The results show that the antioxidant ability of SFPS-2 was higher than that of SFPS-1, probably correlating with the molecular weight and uronic acid content.

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