Sulfation, anticoagulant and antioxidant activities of polysaccharide from green algae Enteromorpha linza.

International journal of biological macromolecules

PubMedID: 23587999

Wang X, Zhang Z, Yao Z, Zhao M, Qi H. Sulfation, anticoagulant and antioxidant activities of polysaccharide from green algae Enteromorpha linza. Int J Biol Macromol. 2013;58225-30.
Sulfated polysaccharides exerted potent biological property which was relative to degree of sulfation, molecular weight, substitution position and chain conformation. In present study, the polysaccharide with low molecular weight (LEP) from Enteromorpha linza was sulfated with chlorosulfuric acid in formamide. The obtained polysaccharide sulfate was selected to evaluate their antioxidant activities and the anticoagulant activity in the coagulation assays, activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), thrombin time (TT) and prothrombin time (PT). The data obtained in vitro models indicated that high DS and moderate Mw showed the best anticoagulant and antioxidant activities.