NMR characterization of the structure of a beta-(1-->3)-D-glucan isolate from cultured fruit bodies of Sparassis crispa.

@article{Tada2007NMRCO,
  title={NMR characterization of the structure of a beta-(1-->3)-D-glucan isolate from cultured fruit bodies of Sparassis crispa.},
  author={Rui Tada and Toshie Harada and Noriko Nagi-Miura and Yoshiyuki Adachi and Mitsuhiro Nakajima and Toshiro Yadomae and Naohito Ohno},
  journal={Carbohydrate research},
  year={2007},
  volume={342 17},
  pages={2611-8}
}
SCG, a purified beta-d-glucan, obtained from Sparassis crispa, exhibits various biological activities including an antitumor effect, enhancement of the hematopoietic response in cyclophosphamide-induced leukopenic mice, and induction of the production of cytokines. The mechanisms of these effects have been extensively investigated; however, an unambiguous structural characterization of SCG is yet to be achieved. It is well accepted that the biological effects of beta-glucan depend on its… CONTINUE READING