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DOI 10.31038/IJVB.2023711
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Title (Primary) Anti-inflammatory metabolites and allergenic proteins from Green Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus)
Author Tomm, J.; von Bergen, M.; Simon, J.-C.; Treudler, R.
Source Titel Integrative Journal of Veterinary Biosciences
Year 2023
Department MOLSYB
Volume 7
Issue 1
Page From 1
Page To 3
Language englisch
Topic T9 Healthy Planet
Abstract Lipophilic extracts from the green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) are known to have anti-inflammatory capacity, but allergenic proteins from Perna canaliculus were identified recently. This raises the question of the safety of the anti-inflammatory products of Perna canaliculus. The anti-inflammatory effects on symptoms of arthritis are reported for a lipid fraction, comprising inhibitors of cyclooxygenases (cox1 and cox2), histamine blockers and omega-3 fatty acids. The lipid fractions can be obtained by extracting mussel tissue using supercritical CO2 or organic solvents. To produce glycosaminoglycan-rich extracts, homogenates are delipidated, and the proteins are digested by proteases, leading to an enrichment of the carbohydrate fraction consisting primarily of glycosaminoglycans. Products for animal health care can also be prepared more cost-efficiently by simply homogenising mussel tissue and subsequent freeze-drying. These products are mainly applied as dietary supplements. We here review briefly the knowledge on the mode of action of the various supposed anti-inflammatory capacities of Perna canalicus associated with several classes of molecules and focus on the applied extraction protocols because the extraction methods define the potential risk of allergenic proteins, which were recently discovered.
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Tomm, J., von Bergen, M., Simon, J.-C., Treudler, R. (2023):
Anti-inflammatory metabolites and allergenic proteins from Green Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus)
Integr. J. Vet. Biosci. 7 (1), 1 - 3 10.31038/IJVB.2023711