Extraction, Characterization, and Anticoagulant Activity of a Sulfated Polysaccharide from Bursatella leachii Viscera
Boughattas, Naceur A.
Almulhim, Fatimah F.
Emwas, Abdul-Hamid M.
KAUST DepartmentAli I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberBAS/1/1085-01-01
Online Publication Date2020-06-10
Print Publication Date2020-06-23
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/663499
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AbstractBioactive compounds for drug discovery are increasingly extracted and purified from natural sources including marine organisms. Heparin is a therapeutic agent that has been used for several decades as an anticoagulant. However, heparin is known to cause many undesirable complications such as thrombocytopenia and risk of hemorrhage. Hence, there is a need to find alternatives to current widely used anticoagulant drugs. Here, we extract a sulfated polysaccharide from sea hare, that is, Bursatella leachii viscera, by enzymatic digestion. Several analytical approaches including elemental analysis, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, and high-performance liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis show that B. leachii polysaccharides have chemical structures similar to glycosaminoglycans. We explore the anticoagulant activity of the B. leachii extract using the activated partial thromboplastin time and the thrombin time. Our results demonstrate that the extracted sulfated polysaccharide has heparin-like anticoagulant activity, thus showing great promise as an alternative anticoagulant therapy.
CitationDhahri, M., Sioud, S., Dridi, R., Hassine, M., Boughattas, N. A., Almulhim, F., … Emwas, A.-H. M. (2020). Extraction, Characterization, and Anticoagulant Activity of a Sulfated Polysaccharide from Bursatella leachii Viscera. ACS Omega. doi:10.1021/acsomega.0c01724
SponsorsThis work was supported by Taibah university and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (under fund number BAS/1/1085-01-01) to M.J.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)