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The world of β-glucans : a review of biological roles, applications and potential areas of research
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-15)
Among many known and tested immunomodulators, polysaccharides isolated from various natural sources occupy a prominent position. An important group of these polysaccharides is represented by the homopolymers of β-glucose, called β-glucans. Their very low-to-negligible toxicity and immunomodulating effects show the promise it has in the therapy of a variety of infectious and cancer illnesses. ...