[Structure and antiviral activity of an acidic polysaccharide from an edible blue-green alga, Nostoc flagelliforme].

@article{Kanekiyo2008StructureAA,
  title={[Structure and antiviral activity of an acidic polysaccharide from an edible blue-green alga, Nostoc flagelliforme].},
  author={K. Kanekiyo and K. Hayashi and Jung-Bum Lee and H. Takenaka and Toshimitsu Hayashi},
  journal={Yakugaku zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan},
  year={2008},
  volume={128 5},
  pages={
          725-31
        }
}
Recently, the development of antiviral agents with novel mechanisms of action has been required since many types of infectious disease have become a serious problem in our society. In the present study, we isolated a novel acidic polysaccharide, nostoflan (NSF), from a terrestrial blue-green alga, Nostoc flagelliforme, and examined its structure and antiviral activity. The sugar composition and methylation analyses of NSF revealed that it is mainly composed of (-->4)- D-Glcp-(1-->, -->6,4)-D… Expand
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