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Recent Uses of This Natural Polymer

Edited by Leonel Pereira

University of Coimbra


João Cotas

Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra

Alginates are polysaccharides found in both the intercellular matrix of brown algae and extracellularly covering some species of bacteria. Alginate varies in composition of the algae from 20% to 60% dry matter, but on average brown algae species has 40% alginate. Alginate from brown algae occurs as gels containing sodium, calcium, strontium, magnesium, and barium ions. They are widely used by the food industry, giving foods texture properties such as thickening, adhesion, emulsification, gelling, or fullness. This book covers the latest uses of this phycocolloid in the pharmaceutical, medical, and technological fields, namely bioink for 3D bioprinting in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and the application of artificial intelligence in modern healthcare systems.

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AlginatesRecent Uses of This Natural PolymerEdited by Leonel Pereira

Published: February 5th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77849

ISBN: 978-1-78985-642-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-641-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-558-3

Copyright year: 2020

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5675 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Alginates - A General Overview

By Leonel Pereira and João Cotas


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2. Pharmacological Effects and Utility as a Food Additive of Calcium Alginate

By Fumiyoshi Kasahara, Yoko Idota, Yuuki Fukai, Chihaya Kakinuma and Takuo Ogihara


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3. Current Perspective and Advancements of Alginate-Based Transplantation Technologies

By Samuel Rodriguez, Rahul Tuli, Ashlyn Wheeler, Amy Nguyen, Jennifer Luong, Reza Mohammadi, Michael Alexander and Jonathan R.T. Lakey


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4. The Use of Alginate Hydrogels for the Culture of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs): In Vitro and In Vivo Paradigms

By Michail E. Klontzas, Hicham Drissi and Athanasios Mantalaris


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5. Alginate-Based Hydrogels in Regenerative Medicine

By Agnieszka Kaczmarek-Pawelska


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6. Role of Alginates Combined with Natural Extracts to Prevent the Gastric Acid-Related Damage

By Francesca Uberti, Lorenzo Secondini, Ian Stoppa, Mietta Catera and Claudio Molinari


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7. Importance of Alginate Bioink for 3D Bioprinting in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

By Sudipto Datta, Ranjit Barua and Jonali Das


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8. Application of Artificial Intelligence in Modern Healthcare System

By Sudipto Datta, Ranjit Barua and Jonali Das


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