Acemannan


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Acemannan

A complex sugar isolated from Aloe vera leaves which is said to have immunostimulant, antiviral, and antineoplastic properties. There are no reports in peer-reviewed literature to support these assertions.
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vera such as acemannans, glucomannans, aloctin A, and aloe emodin (Hu et al., 2003; Akev et al., 2015).
Gonzalez-Laredo et al., "Effects of pasteurization on bioactive polysaccharide acemannan and cell wall polymers from Aloe barbadensis Miller," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol.
Yun et al., "Acemannan purified from Aloe vera induces phenotypic and functional maturation of immature dendritic cells," International Immunopharmacology, vol.
Femenia, "Effect of different drying procedures on the bioactive polysaccharide acemannan from Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller)," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol.
The reason for higher monocyte count may be attributed to the presence of mannose polysaccharide (acemannan) which binds with mannose receptor on monocyte and stimulates production of various cytokines like IL-1, IL-6, IL-12 and TNF- [+ or -].
vera is a rich source of many carbohydrate units including polysaccharide, mannose-6- phosphate and acemannan (Hamman, 2008).
Acemannan (mannose-6-phosphate) fits the growth factor receptors on the surface of the fibroblasts, enhancing their activity, stimulating fibroblast-cells which produce collagen fibers to strengthen the new tissue formation that heal wounds.
The effect of Acemannan immunostimulant in combination with surgery and radiation therapy on Spontaneous canine and Feline fibrosarcomas.
Acemannan stimulates the synthesis and release of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor from macrophages which in turn initiates an immune attack that result in necrosis and regression of the cancerous cells.