Gelatin of Limulus amoebocyte lysate by simple polysaccharides.


The Limulus lysate gelatin activity of several simple polysaccharides including yeast mannans and bacterial dextrans was investigated. The mannans from Saccharomyces cerevisiae wild and mutant strains possessing dense branches showed positive gelatin activity at concentrations of 1 microgram/ml or more regardless of differences in their chemical structure… (More)