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Botanical polysaccharides: macrophage immunomodulation and therapeutic potential.
Botanical polysaccharides exhibit a number of beneficial therapeutic properties, and it is thought that the mechanisms involved in these effects are due to the modulation of innate immunity and, moreExpand
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Medical drugs from humus matter: Focus on mumie
In this review, we focus on the medicinal drugs from humus matter such as peat, sapropel, and mumie. The most clinically available medicines, containing peat and sapropel extracts, are Torfot, TolpaExpand
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Characterization and biological activities of humic substances from mumie.
Mumie, a semihard black resin formed by long-term humification, is believed to have therapeutic properties. Although mumie has been used in folk medicine since ancient times, there is littleExpand
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Macrophage immunomodulatory activity of polysaccharides isolated from Opuntia polyacantha.
Opuntia polyacantha (prickly pear cactus) has been used extensively for its nutritional properties; however, less is known regarding medicinal properties of Opuntia tissues. In the present study, weExpand
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Macrophage immunomodulatory activity of polysaccharides isolated from Juniperus scopolorum.
Extracts of cones and leaves of different species of the genus Juniperus have been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical problems; however, little is known about the active componentsExpand
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Fractionation and characterization of biologically-active polysaccharides from Artemisia tripartita.
The leaves of Artemisia species have been traditionally used for prevention and treatment of a number of diseases. In this study, five polysaccharide fractions (designated A-I-A-V) were isolated fromExpand
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Immunomodulatory activity of acidic polysaccharides isolated from Tanacetum vulgare L.
Tanacetum vulgare L. (Tansy) has been extensively used in folk medicine for treatment of a variety of medical disorders. In the present study, we isolated and purified four acidic polysaccharideExpand
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Immunomodulatory Activity of Oenothein B Isolated from Epilobium angustifolium1
Epilobium angustifolium has been traditionally used to treat of a number of diseases; however, not much is known regarding its effect on innate immune cells. In this study, we report that extracts ofExpand
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Nasal Acai Polysaccharides Potentiate Innate Immunity to Protect against Pulmonary Francisella tularensis and Burkholderia pseudomallei Infections
Pulmonary Francisella tularensis and Burkholderia pseudomallei infections are highly lethal in untreated patients, and current antibiotic regimens are not always effective. Activating the innateExpand
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Gastrin-Releasing Peptide/Neuromedin B Receptor Antagonists PD176252, PD168368, and Related Analogs Are Potent Agonists of Human Formyl-Peptide Receptors
N-Formyl peptide receptors (FPRs) are G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) involved in host defense and sensing cellular dysfunction. Thus, FPRs represent important therapeutic targets. In the presentExpand
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