Ultrasonic-assisted enzymatic extraction of sulfated polysaccharide from Skipjack tuna by-products
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2023

The effect of ultrasound pretreatment on extraction efficiency of sulfate polysaccharides (SPs) using alcalase from different by-products of Skipjack tuna including head, bone and skin was evaluated. Structural, functional, antioxidant and antibacterial properties of the recovered SPs using the ultrasound-enzyme and enzymatic method were also investigated. Ultrasound pretreatment significantly increased the extraction yield of SPs from all the three by-products compared with the conventional enzymatic method. All extracted SPs showed high antioxidant potential in terms of ABTS, DPPH and ferrous chelating activities where the ultrasound treatment enhanced antioxidant activities of the SPs. The SPs exerted strong inhibiting activity against various Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The ultrasound treatment remarkably increased antibacterial activity of the SPs against L. monocytogenes but its effect on other bacteria was dependent on the source of the SPs. Altogether, the results suggest that ultrasound pretreatment during enzymatic extraction of SPs from tuna by-products can be a promising approach to improve extraction yield but also bioactivity of the extracted polysaccharides.

Biological properties

Functional activities

Katsuwonus pelamis

Sulfated polysaccharide

Ultrasonic-assisted enzymatic extraction


Shahab Naghdi

Tarbiat Modares University

Masoud Rezaei

Tarbiat Modares University

Mehdi Tabarsa

Tarbiat Modares University

Mehdi Abdollahi

Chalmers, Life sciences, Livsmedelsvetenskap

Ultrasonics Sonochemistry

1350-4177 (ISSN) 18732828 (eISSN)

Vol. 95 106385


Analytisk kemi

Kemiska processer

Biokatalys och enzymteknik





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