Carotenoid Profile and Antiradical Properties of Brown Seaweed Sargassum miyabei Extracts

  • O. V. TabakaevaEmail author
  • A. V. Tabakaev

Marine seaweeds constitute a significant part of marine flora and were demonstrated to contain compounds of various structures and bioactivities with antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic properties [1, 2, 3]. Currently, natural antioxidants have become highly interesting because of the advantage of studying marine seaweeds as natural sources of antiradical carotenoids and polyphenols. Various extracts of seaweed contain high levels of lipophilic constituents, in particular carotenoids [4, 5]. Brown seaweed is rich in natural antioxidants including carotenoids, in particular fucoxanthin and isoprenoids [6].

Brown seaweed Sargassum miyabei Yendo, class Cyclosporophyceae, order Fucales Kylin, family Sargassaceae (Decne) Kutz was studied. This perennial seaweed could potentially be a commercial species. The mass of one thallus is up to 7 kg. It is distributed in the Seas of Japan and Okhotsk [7].

The goal of the work was to study the carotenoid composition of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Far-Eastern Federal University, School of BiomedicineVladivostokRussia

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