Biological activities and biomedical potential of sea cucumber (Stichopus japonicus): A review SCOPUS KCI

Title
Biological activities and biomedical potential of sea cucumber (Stichopus japonicus): A review
Author(s)
Oh, G.-W.; Ko, S.-C.; Lee, D.H.; Heo, S.-J.; Jung, W.-K.
KIOST Author(s)
Heo, Soo Jin(허수진)
Publication Year
2017
Abstract
Members of the phylum Echinodermata, commonly known as echinoderms, are exclusively marine invertebrates. Among the Echinodermata, sea cucumber belongs to the family Holothuroidea. The sea cucumber Stichopus (Apostichous) japonicus (Selenka) is an invertebrate animal inhabiting the coastal sea around Korean, Japan, China, and Russia. Sea cucumber has a significant commercial value, because it contains valuable nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. They possess a number of distinctive biologically and pharmacologically important compounds. In particular, the body wall of sea cucumber is a major edible part. It consists of peptide, collagen, gelatin, polysaccharide, and saponin, which possess several biological activities such as anti-cancer, anti-coagulation, anti-oxidation, and anti-osteoclastogenesis. Furthermore, the regenerative capacity of sea cucumber makes it a medically important organism. This review presents the various biological activities and biomedical potential of sea cucumber S. japonicus. © 2017 The Author(s).
ISSN
2234-1749
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/1320
DOI
10.1186/s41240-017-0071-y
Bibliographic Citation
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v.20, no.1, 2017
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd.
Keywords
Biological activities; Biomedical potential; Marine invertebrate; Sea cucumber; Stichopus japonicus
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Review
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd.
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Research Interests

Marine Biotechnology,Marine Natural Products,Bioactivities,해양생물공학,해양천연물학,생리활성

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