Marinactan, antitumor polysaccharide produced by marine bacteria.


Extracellular polysaccharides of marine bacteria were screened for their antitumor activity against sarcoma-180 solid tumor in mice. An active polysaccharide was purified and named marinactan. The producing microorganism has a typical marine bacterial nature requiring sea water for growth and was identified as Flavobacterium uliginosum. Marinactan is a… (More)


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