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beta-Glucans Summary

Description: Glucose polymers consisting of a backbone of beta(1->3)-linked beta-D-glucopyranosyl units with beta(1->6) linked side chains of various lengths. They are a major component of the CELL WALL of organisms and of soluble DIETARY FIBER.

Also Known As: beta Glucans

Networked: 53 relevant articles (6 outcomes, 11 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which beta-Glucans is Relevant

  1. Infection : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 13 results
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 20 results
  3. Obstructive Jaundice (Cholestatic Jaundice) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 2 results
  4. Enteritis : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result
  5. Colonic Neoplasms (Colon Cancer) : 1 outcome in 1 result
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Drugs Related to beta-Glucans

  1. Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances
  2. Polysaccharides
  3. Immunologic Factors (Immunomodulators)
  4. Complement C3b (C3bi)
  5. dectin 1
  6. Lipopeptides
  7. Toll-Like Receptors (Toll-Like Receptor)
  8. Macrophage-1 Antigen (Macrophage 1 Antigen)
  9. Zymosan
  10. Vaccines
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Therapies Related to beta-Glucans

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Oral Administration
  3. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy)
  4. Intraperitoneal Injections
  5. Immunotherapy

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