Macrophage immunomodulatory activity of polysaccharides isolated from Juniperus scopolorum.

@article{Schepetkin2005MacrophageIA,
  title={Macrophage immunomodulatory activity of polysaccharides isolated from Juniperus scopolorum.},
  author={Igor A Schepetkin and Craig L Faulkner and Laura K Nelson-Overton and James A. Wiley and Mark T Quinn},
  journal={International immunopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 13-14},
  pages={
          1783-99
        }
}
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 components conferring therapeutic properties to these extracts. To address this issue, we extracted water-soluble polysaccharides from Juniperus scopolorum cones and used ion exchange and size exclusion chromatography to separate them into five fractions, with estimated Mr of 30, 60, 100, 200, and 680 kDa… CONTINUE READING

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