Structural characterization and antitumor activity of a pectic polysaccharide from the roots of Angelica acutiloba.


The polysaccharide fraction from the root of Angelica acutiloba Kitagawa showed a potent antitumor activity against ascitic form of Sarcoma-180, IMC carcinoma, and Meth A fibrosarcoma as well as the solid form of MM-46 tumor. An active polysaccharide, AR-4E-2, was purified by precipitation with cetyl-trimethylammonium bromide, anion-exchange chromatography… (More)


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