Sizofiran

Sizofiran is a beta-glucan, also known as schizophyllan and abbreviated as SPG in many papers. It is a polysaccharide consisting of repeating β(1→3)-linked D-glucose units with occasional β(1→6)-branches. This generates a very stiff triple-helical structure in water. ...
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sizofiran

<chemical> Poly(3-(o-beta-d-glucopyranosyl-(1-3)-o-(beta-d-glucopyranosyl-(1-6))-o-beta-d-glucopyranosyl-(1-3)-o-beta-d-glucopyranosyl)-1). A beta-d-glucan obtained from the aphyllophoral fungus schizophyllum commune. It is used as an immunoadjuvant in the treatment of neoplasms, especially tumours found in the stomach. ... Pharmacological ac...
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