Studies on the Capacity of Some Polysaccharides to Elicit Antibody Formation in Man

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Purified levan is antigenic in man and subcutaneous injection of 1 mg. leads to the production of precipitins and skin sensitivity. Apple amylopectin, maize glycogen, and synthetic polyglucose did not stimulate antibody production in small numbers of individuals injected. Quantitative precipitin studies carried out with several levan preparations employing… (More)

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