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dc.creatorHelena M. Amaro
dc.creatorRita Barros
dc.creatorA. Catarina Guedes
dc.creatorI. Sousa-Pinto
dc.creatorF. Xavier Malcata
dc.description.abstractGastrointestinal cancers rank second in overall cancer-related deaths. Carotenoids, sulfated polysaccharides, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from microalgae exhibit cancer chemopreventive features at different stages of carcinogenesis. For instance, sulfated polysaccharides bear a prophylactic potential via blocking adhesion of pathogens to the gastric surface, whereas carotenoids are effective against Helicobacter pylori infection. This effect is notable because H. pylori has been targeted as the primary cause of gastric cancer. Recent results on antitumor and antibacterial compounds synthesized by microalgae are reviewed here, with an emphasis on their impact upon H. pylori infection and derived pathologies accompanying the progression of gastric carcinogenesis.
dc.subjectCiências biológicas
dc.subjectBiological sciences
dc.titleMicroalgal compounds modulate carcinogenesis in the gastrointestinal tract
dc.typeArtigo em Revista Científica Internacional
dc.contributor.uportoFaculdade de Engenharia
dc.contributor.uportoFaculdade de Ciências
dc.subject.fosCiências exactas e naturais::Ciências biológicas
dc.subject.fosNatural sciences::Biological sciences
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