alexa The biological activities of mannans and related complex carbohydrates
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy

Author(s): Tizard IR, Carpenter RH, McAnalley BH, Kemp MC

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Complex polymers containing mannose (mannans) possess significant biological activity when administered to mammals. When given orally, they inhibit cholesterol absorption and induce hypocholesterolemia. If administered by other routes, they bind to mannose-binding proteins and induce macrophage activation and interleukin-1 release, inhibit viral replication, stimulate bone marrow activity, promote wound healing and inhibit tumor growth. This range of activities makes the mannans, potentially important biological-response modifiers and therapeutic agents

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This article was published in Molecular biotherapy and referenced in Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy

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