The fungal cell wall component beta-1,3-glucan has an adjuvant effect on the allergic response to ovalbumin in mice.

@article{Ormstad2000TheFC,
  title={The fungal cell wall component beta-1,3-glucan has an adjuvant effect on the allergic response to ovalbumin in mice.},
  author={H. Ormstad and E. Groeng and M. L{\o}vik and G. Hetland},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A},
  year={2000},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={
          55-67
        }
}
The polyglucose beta-1,3-D-glucan is a major structural component of the cell wall of yeasts and fungi. In the present study, the adjuvant activity of beta-1,3-glucan from the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (SSG) on the response to the model allergen ovalbumin (OA) was studied, using the popliteal lymph node assay (PLNA) in BALB/c mice. The adjuvant activity on the local cellular response was determined by measuring the weight, cell number, and proliferation of the extracted PLNs. The levels… Expand
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