Toxicological assessment of a particulate yeast (1,3/1,6)-beta-D-glucan in rats.

  title={Toxicological assessment of a particulate yeast (1,3/1,6)-beta-D-glucan in rats.},
  author={K. Bab{\'i}{\vc}ek and Ivana Cechov{\'a} and Ryan R. Simon and Melody Harwood and Daniel J. Cox},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={45 9},
This study investigates the toxicity of WGP 3-6, a yeast-derived beta-glucan ingredient, during single-dose acute and sub-chronic toxicity studies in rats. For the acute study, Fisher-344 rats were administered WGP 3-6 via gavage at a dose of 2000 mg/kg body weight, and any evidence of toxicity was monitored over a 14-day period. WGP 3-6 was well tolerated… CONTINUE READING