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From Hyperthermia to Immunomodulating Polysaccharides

Novak Miroslav1 and Vetvicka Vaclav2
  • 1 University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2 University of Louisville, United States

Abstract

Natural polysaccharides remain overlooked as part of naturally occurring bioactive molecules. The current knowledge results in numerous clinical trials, from first observations of their effects on various diseases to precise chemical characterization and decades of biological evaluation. The aim of this report is to summarize historical perspective of the route from the first anecdotical observation to the current position, with emphasis on some crucial turning points.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 13 No. 1, 2017, 11-18

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2017.11.18

Submitted On: 15 November 2016 Published On: 30 March 2017

How to Cite: Miroslav, N. & Vaclav, V. (2017). From Hyperthermia to Immunomodulating Polysaccharides. American Journal of Immunology, 13(1), 11-18. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2017.11.18

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Keywords

  • Glucan
  • History
  • Thermotherapy
  • Zymosan
  • Cancer