beta-Glucans

Known as: Beta-Glucan, beta-Glucans [Chemical/Ingredient], b-GLUC 
A polysaccharide isolated from the cell walls of bacteria, plants, and fungi with immunostimulant and antineoplastic activities. In a solubilized… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
Beta-glucan is one of the most abundant polysaccharides in fungal pathogens, yet its importance in antifungal immunity is unclear… (More)
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Review
2007
Review
2007
Beta-glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides. These glucose polymers are constituents of the cell wall of certain… (More)
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Review
2007
Review
2007
Non-cellulosic beta-glucans are now recognized as potent immunological activators, and some are used clinically in China and… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
The fungal pathogen Candida albicans has a multilayered cell wall composed of an outer layer of proteins glycosylated with N- or… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Alveolar macrophages represent a first-line innate host defense mechanism for clearing inhaled Aspergillus fumigatus from the… (More)
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2003
Review
2003
Beta-glucans are structural cell wall polymers of many fungi which possess immunomodulatory activities. Although the therapeutic… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
The ability of fungal-derived beta-glucan particles to induce leukocyte activation and the production of inflammatory mediators… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Zymosan is a beta-glucan- and mannan-rich particle that is widely used as a cellular activator for examining the numerous… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The carbohydrate polymers known as beta-1,3-d-glucans exert potent effects on the immune system - stimulating antitumour and… (More)
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Review
1991
Review
1991
There is a need to standardize the NDF procedure. Procedures have varied because of the use of different amylases in attempts to… (More)
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