What is it about?

In this paper, the anti-food allergic bioactive substances isolated from marine organisms encompassing marine microbial, plant, animal sources and their mechanism were reviewed and the possible targets of anti-allergic substances exerting effects are illustrated by drawing.

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Why is it important?

Food allergy has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a major global food safety issue and there is no effective cure. Since drug alleviation methods for food allergies often have shortcomings such as side effects, poor safety, and high cost, thus domestic and foreign scientists at present have turned to research and develop various new, safe and efficient natural sources of hypoallergenic or anti-allergic drugs or foods. Of all the sources of anti-allergic substances, the ocean is rich in effective active substances due to its remarkable biodiversity and extremely complex living environment and plays a huge role in the field of anti-food allergy.


The development prospects of the marine anti-allergic market are discussed and forecast, which can provide a reference for future research on anti-allergic substances. At the end of the review, the author also offers some reasonable prospects for the development of natural antiallergic substances from industrial fish processing by-products.

Kexin Wang
Ocean University of China

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This page is a summary of: An overview on marine anti-allergic active substances for alleviating food-induced allergy, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, August 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2019.1650716.
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