The CROSS-ATLANTIC project aims at extracting, isolating and purifying sulfated polysaccharides (SP) from macroalgae with anti-inflammatory, photoprotective and neuroprotective properties. This project will study macroalgae from Portugal coast and macroalgae from Ceará coast (Brazil) on in vitro and in vivo models. The sulfated polysaccharides have already shown strong bioactive properties including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective, suggesting that those compounds can contribute to open new opportunities for products development by the cosmetic and/ or pharmaceutical industry.
Seaweed; Neurodegenerative diseases; Inflammation; Sulphated polysaccharides
Veterinary Faculty of University of Santiago de Compostela; CarboLec – Federal University of Ceará; University of Lisboa, Faculty of Sciences; BioISI – Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute
MARE-Polytechnic of Leiria: Rui Pedrosa – firstname.lastname@example.org
239.898,16 € (Polytechnic of Leiria)| POCI – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização/FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia // Duration 2018-2022