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
January 03, 2022; Published: January 31, 2022
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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