alginate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to alginate: sodium alginate

alginate

[′al·jə‚nāt]
(botany)
An algal polysaccharide that is a major constituent of the cell walls of brown algae.
References in periodicals archive ?
For people who are keen on the Alginate Dressing Market the Global and Chinese Alginate Dressing, 2010-2020 Research Report would be a useful report to refer to as it is an exhaustive study on the present market scenario of this industry.
Fatima and Dr Hernandez said they are working with Dr Pance Naumov, from New York University Abu Dhabi and his postdoctoral associate, Dr Lidon Zhang, to come up with the best sodium alginate capsule that can withstand the harsh desert conditions in order to help disperse microbes through the soil.
A compound known as raft-forming alginate can decrease the number of both types of reflux events
We evaluated the safety of alginate injections in the acute MI rat-model, an issue that has not been previously addressed.
They wrote: "The inclusion of an alginate into foods has the potential to reduce the intake of dietary triacylglycerol (fat) and could greatly help in weight management.
Professor Jeff Pearson, from the University of Newcastle's Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, said that they have already added alginate to bread and initial taste tests have been extremely encouraging.
Alginates - chemicals from seaweed - are already used in foods, such as stabilisers in jam and to maintain the head on a pint of beer.
The aim of this study is to prepare highly modified and stable hydrogels based on alginate.
The resulting alginate-PDMS can then participate in a crosslinking reaction that forms an alginate hydrogel.
Results of the research showed that cellulose crystalline nanoparticles improved the physical and mechanical properties of alginate films due to their nanometric scale and the structural compatibility of polysaccharide at low concentrations.