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Seaweed Padina

LATIN NAME

Padina pavonica

 

COMMON NAME

Padina, brown seaweed with white cones, Peacock's tail

 

HABITAT

Mediterranean, Pacific Ocean   

 

 




EXTRACT FROM THE PADINA DEVELOPED BY OUR LABORATORIES: EPP™ (Extract of Padina pavonica)

EPP™, the extract of a calcified algae

Of the Dictyotaceae family, the algea Padina pavonica, is morphologically characterized by the presence of thalli called slings or umbrellas bleached by limestone forming concentric circles of sizes varying between 5 and 10 cm. Its thalli are harvested by hand, cleaned of any sediment or other small debris.  With the particularity of depositing calcium carbonate crystals on its fronds at the highest rate of all algae, it is called a "calcifying" or calcified algae. This brown seaweed therefore has an ingenious mechanism capable of regulating the fixation of calcium on the surface of its fronds. Being composed of a calcified skeleton, the brown alga Padina pavonica is able to maintain bone cell function by restructuring the extracellular matrix.

 

For more information on this subject

  • Abdelhamid, Amal & Jouini, Meriem & Bel Haj Amor, Haifa & Zeineb, Mzoughi & Dridi, Mehdi & Said, Rafik & Bouraoui, Abderrahman. (2018). Phytochemical Analysis and Evaluation of the Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Antinociceptive Potential of Phlorotannin-Rich Fractions from Three Mediterranean Brown Seaweeds. Marine Biotechnology. 20. 10.1007/s10126-017-9787-z.
  • A. Butterweck, L. viorery, C. Saliba, M. Brincat, R. Galea, A. Felice, M. Serrar, G. Gutierrez (1999). The Effect of an Extact of a Phyeophycac alga (EPP) on Human Breast Carcinoma Cells related to Tamoxifen and Oestradiol; Nottingham Conference.
  • Alshaikheid, Mohammed & Abdelhamid, Amal & Bouraoui, Abderrahman. (2019). Physicochemical characterization and pharmacological evaluation of marine polyphenols from the brown algae Padina pavonica.
  • Benita, Miriam & Dubinsky, Zvi & Iluz, David. (2018). Padina pavonica: Morphology and Calcification Functions and Mechanism. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 09. 1156-1168. 10.4236/ajps.2018.96087.
  • Bernardini, Giulia & Minetti, Mariagiulia & Polizzotto, Giuseppe & Biazzo, Manuele & Santucci, Annalisa. (2018). Pro-Apoptotic Activity of French Polynesian Padina pavonica Extract on Human Osteosarcoma Cells. Marine Drugs. 16. 504. 10.3390/md16120504.
  • Briffa, Michelle & Ghio, Stephanie & Neuner, Johanna & Gauci, Alison & Cacciottolo, Rebecca & Marchal, Christelle & Caruana, Mario & Cullin, Christophe & Vassallo, Neville & J. Cauchi, Ruben. (2016). Extracts from two ubiquitous Mediterranean plants ameliorate cellular and animal models of neurodegenerative proteinopathies. Neuroscience Letters. 638. 10.1016/d. neulet.2016.11.058.
  • Grimaud J-A., Gutierrez G., (2007). Cosmetic and dermatological compositions based on algae extracts. EP2139503B1.
  • Gutierrez G., Serrar M. (2000) Use of dictyotal extracts in the production of a topical composition. US200402525323269A1.
  • Gutierrez G., (2004) Method for determining calciotropic activity of a preparation of Padina pavonica algae. US6811999B2.
  • M. Al-Enazi, Nouf & Awaad, Amani & Zain, Mohamed & I. Alqasoumi, Saleh. (2017). Antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer activities of Laurencia catarinensis, Laurencia majuscula and Padina pavonica extracts. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. 26. 10.1016/j.jsps.2017.11.001.
  • Minetti, Mariagiulia & Bernardini, Giulia & Biazzo, Manuele & Gutierrez, Gilles & Geminiani, Michela & Petrucci, Teresa & Santucci, Annalisa. (2019). Padina pavonica Extract Promotes In Vitro Differentiation and Functionality of Human Primary Osteoblasts. Marine Drugs. 17. 473. 10.3390/md17080473.
  • Okazaki, Megumi & Pentecost, Allan & Tanaka, Yoshikazu & Miyata, Masahiko. (1986). A study of calcium carbonate deposition in the genus Padina (Phaeophyceae, Dictyotales). British Phycological Journal. 21. 217-224. 10.1080/00071618600650251. 
  • Serrar M., Gutierrez G., Brincat M., Saliba C., Galea R., Salles J.P., Bendhaou K. (2000).  The Induction of Calcium Fixation and Synthesis of Extracellular Matrix Components by an Extract from the Marine Alga Padina pavonica; Manchester Conference.
  • Raymond P. Galea (2009). The effect of a marine alga, Padina pavonica, on maltese menopausal women. University of Malta. (Doctoral dissertation).
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