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Lentinan Properties in Anticancer Therapy: A Review on the Last 12-Year Literature

Luca Vannucci1, Petr Sima1, Vaclav Vetvicka2 and Jiri Krizan1
  • 1 Institute of Microbiology v.v.i., Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • 2 University of Louisville, United States

Abstract

The effects of β-glucan in cancer are the most studied biological effects of β-glucan. From all available β-glucans, the most data are available on lentinan, mostly because it is used in clinical practice for over 20 years. Current review represent a state-of-the-art comprehensive review of knowledge obtained in last twelve years.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 13 No. 1, 2017, 50-61

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2017.50.61

Submitted On: 15 November 2016 Published On: 12 April 2017

How to Cite: Vannucci, L., Sima, P., Vetvicka, V. & Krizan, J. (2017). Lentinan Properties in Anticancer Therapy: A Review on the Last 12-Year Literature. American Journal of Immunology, 13(1), 50-61. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2017.50.61

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Keywords

  • Lentinan
  • Glucan
  • Cancer
  • Immunity