8Independent Research Studies
If you're the scientific type, you can browse through 500-plus research studies citing fucoidan in the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database at www.pubmed.gov (type "fucoidan" in the search field). Or, you can use the following links to get an idea of some of the recent in vitro and animal research conducted around the world using this promising substance.*
w Itoh H, Noda H, Amano H, Zhuaug C, Mizuno T and Ito H. Antitumor Activity and Immunological Properties of Marine Algal Polysaccharides, Especially Fucoidan, Prepared from Sargassum Thunbergii of Phaeophyceae. Anticancer Research, Nov-Dec 1993, 13(6A): 2045-52.
w Feldman SC, Reynaldi S, Stortz CA, Cerezo AS, Damont EB. Antiviral properties of fucoidan fractions from Leathesia difformis. Phytomedicine, Nov 1999, 6(5): 335-40.
w Hoshino T, Hayashi T, Hayashi K, Hamada J, Lee JB, Sankawa U. An antivirally active sulfated polysaccharide from Sargassum horneri (TURNER) C. AGARDH. Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, Jul 1998, 21(7): 730-4.
w Sweeney EA, Lortat-Jacob H, Priestley GV, Nakamoto B, Papayannopoulou T. Sulfated polysaccharides increase plasma levels of SDF-1 in monkeys and mice: involvement in mobilization of stem/progenitor cells. Blood, Jan 1 2002, 99(1): 44-51.
w Granert C, Raud J, Lindquist L. The polysaccharide fucoidin inhibits the antibiotic-induced inflammatory cascade in experimental pneumococcal meningitis. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, May 1998, 5(3): 322-4.
w Klegeris A, Singh EA, McGeer PL. Effects of C-reactive protein and pentosan polysulphate on human complement activation. Immunology, July 2002, 106(3): 381-8.
w Frenette PS, Weiss L. Sulfated glycans induce rapid hematopoietic progenitor cell mobilization: evidence for selectin-dependent and independent mechanisms. Blood, 2000 Oct 1, 96(7): 2460-8.
w Soeda S, Ohmagari Y, Shimeno H, Nagamatsu A. Preparation of animated fucoidan and its evaluation as an antithrombotic and antilipemic agent. Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, June 1994, 17(6):784-8.