Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 2

Sulfated Polysaccharide from Marine Red Microalga Porphyridium against SARS-CoV-2 - A Mini-Review

Mahadev Gaikwad, Yogesh Pawar*, Namrata Gangal, Vinod Nagle and Santanu Dasgupta

A20 R and D, RTG, Reliance Industries Ltd., RCP, Ghansoli, Thane, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: Santanu Dasgupta, A20 R and D, RTG, Reliance Industries Ltd., RCP, Ghansoli, Thane, Maharashtra, India

Received: January 03, 2022; Published: January 31, 2022

Abstract

The recent pandemic of coronavirus, COVID 19, has made researchers to search for novel antidotes against SARS-CoV-2. Utilizing all the available information on this pandemic scientific communities are currently working hard to find antidote. Activity of sulfated polysaccharides is observed on both enveloped and non-enveloped virus against the binding or entry inside the cell. Exopolysaccharides from Porphyridium have antiviral SPs which are active against respiratory coronaviruses. Sanitary items can be coated with these bioactive compounds to prevent COVID-19 infections.

Keywords: Porphyridium; COVID-19; Polysaccharides; Carrageenan

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Citation

Citation: Mahadev Gaikwad.,et al. “Sulfated Polysaccharide from Marine Red Microalga Porphyridium against SARS-CoV-2 - A Mini-Review". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.2 (2022): 128-136.

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Copyright: © 2022 Reliance Industries Ltd. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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