Sulfated Polysaccharides from Marine Invertebrates

by Ricardo P. Vieira, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Rodolpho M. Albano, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Mauro S. G. Pavão, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Paulo A. S. Mourão, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Brazil

Abstract: The authors Laboratory is involved in the chemical and structural determination of sulfated polysaccharides from different sources. The main purpose of such studies is to compare these molecules with others previously known and relate their structure with physicochemical and biological properties. Invertebrate and vertebrate connective tissues have been compared in relation to function and chemical composition. In this work the authors describe the procedures for the isolation, purification and chemical characterization of the sulfated polysaccharides from the tunic of ascidian and the body wall of sea cucumber.

Subject Headings: Sulfates | Biological processes | Sea walls | Comparative studies | Structural behavior | Sulfur | Seas and oceans

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