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galactans

an ingredient of the toxins of Mycoplasma spp.
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Arabinans are [alpha]-1-5-linked chains of arabinose which may be branched at either the O2 or O3 atoms or at both, and galactans are chains of [beta]-1-4 linked galactose units (there can occasionally be [beta]-1-6 linkages as well).
Slight differences in sulfatation of algal galactans account for differences in their anticoagulant and venous antithrombotic activities.
Klason lignin and galactan contents were also reduced by a high total dose.
Lowary of the University of Alberta in Edmonton and his coworkers are looking for inhibitors of the enzymes that assemble galactans for the middle layer of the cell wall when the microbe replicates.
For example, structural studies on sulfated polysaccharides and galactans of algae using [sup.
DEGLYSOME[R], obtained from Hypnea musciformis algae and rich in galactans, protects the skin from deleterious damages caused by cellular and tissular glycation.
Rich in sulfated galactans derived from the Hypnea musciformis algae, this novel ingredient is said to protect the cytoskeleton by maintaining vimentin organization and preserving synthesis of the extracellular matrix proteins; as well as support the matrix network by stimulating the formation of collagen and fibrillin networks.
Antiviral activity of natural sulfated galactans on herpes virus mutiplication in cell culture.