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Research progress on the protective effects of fucoidan against intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Xia Qiu
    • Fahe Wang
    • Yimin Qin
    • Zhanyi Sun
    • Peili Shen
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  • Published online on: December 27, 2021     https://doi.org/10.3892/ijfn.2021.24
  • Article Number: 1
  • Copyright: © Qiu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

The intestinal tract is one of the main organs responsible for digestion and absorption, and it also functions as a congenital barrier to maintain the homeostasis of the internal environment of the body. Damage to the intestinal mucosal barrier is closely related to the occurrence and development of a variety of diseases. As a natural food product, fucoidan has a number of biological activities. In recent years, it has been found that it exerts certain protective effects on intestinal physical, chemical, immune and microbial barriers. In the present review article, the role and mechanisms of action of fucoidan in protecting the intestinal mucosal barrier from damage are summarized and discussed. It is hoped that the information presented herein, may shed light onto the functions of fucoidan and may aid its use as a protective strategy against intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction.
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Qiu X, Wang F, Qin Y, Sun Z and Shen P: Research progress on the protective effects of fucoidan against intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction (Review). Int J Funct Nutr 3: 1, 2022
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Qiu, X., Wang, F., Qin, Y., Sun, Z., & Shen, P. (2022). Research progress on the protective effects of fucoidan against intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction (Review). International Journal of Functional Nutrition, 3, 1. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijfn.2021.24
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Qiu, X., Wang, F., Qin, Y., Sun, Z., Shen, P."Research progress on the protective effects of fucoidan against intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction (Review)". International Journal of Functional Nutrition 3.1 (2022): 1.
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Qiu, X., Wang, F., Qin, Y., Sun, Z., Shen, P."Research progress on the protective effects of fucoidan against intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction (Review)". International Journal of Functional Nutrition 3, no. 1 (2022): 1. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijfn.2021.24