A sulfated cyanobacterial polysaccharide proven as a strong inhibitor of human complement activity in an in vitro assay.

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Cyanobacterial exopolysaccharides are a rich source of, so far, widely unexplored polysaccharides. One of these exopolysaccharides is a highly sulfated, linear polysaccharide from Synechocystis aquatilis containing the amino sugar N-acetyl-fucosamine. Some sulfated polysaccharides and glycosaminoglycans are known to be inhibitors of the human complement… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1382950

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