Abstract Title:

Cytotoxic effect of fucoidan extracted from Sargassum cinereum on colon cancer cell line HCT-15.

Abstract Source:

Int J Biol Macromol. 2016 Oct ;91:1215-23. Epub 2016 Jun 28. PMID: 27370748

Abstract Author(s):

Sivasankara Narayani Somasundaram, Saravanan Shanmugam, Bharathiraja Subramanian, Ravindran Jaganathan

Article Affiliation:

Sivasankara Narayani Somasundaram


The present study was aimed to investigate the antioxidant and cytotoxicity activity against HCT-15 of fucoidan from Sargassum cinereum. Purification of fucoidan was done by DEAE cellulose and dialysis. Physicochemical characterization of fucoidan was analysed by calorimetric assay, FT-IR, HPLC and NMR. The extracted fucoidan contains 65.753% of fucose and 3.7±1.54% of sulphate respectively. HPLC results showed that the fucoidan contains the monosaccharide composition such as fucose, galactose, mannose and xylose. Antioxidant effect of fucoidan in Sargassum Cinereum was determined by DPPH. The maximum DPPH activity was found at the concentration of 100μg, where as the crude extract showed the scavenging activity was 63.58±0.56%. Cytotoxicity effect was done by MTT assay. Fucoidan extract caused about 50% of cell death after 24h of incubation with 75±0.9037μg/ml against HCT-15.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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