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Quantitative Analysis of Candida Cell Wall Components by Flow Cytometry with Triple-Fluorescence Staining

Detailed analysis of dynamic fungal cell wall components is crucial to our understanding of fungal systematics and the biology and physiology of fungal growth. In fungal pathogens this is of particular importance in examining their response to stress. However, current methodologies do not permit fast and accurate or quantitative analysis of cell wall carbohydrate components. Here, we provide a novel method permitting simultaneous quantitative analysis of the major cell wall components of Candida species relying on triple-staining with fluorescent labeling of chitin, β-glucans and mannans.
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Anti-Inflammatory Effects of β-Glucan in Cancer Related Fatigue

Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases are among the exhausting diseases which are often difficult to diagnose. Fatigue is the most common syndrome accompanying cancer diseases and treatment. In cancer patients, fatigue is not only a manifestation of treatment, but also reflects biological effects of the tumor.
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Evaluation of The Immunomodulatory In Vivo Activity of Laminaria Hyperborea Fucoidan Relative to Commercial (1,3/1,6)-Β-D-Glucans from Yeast and Mushrooms

A fucoidan with high ester sulfate content (38-40% by weight) has been isolated in a commercial scale process from Laminaria hyperborea harvested from the western coast of Norway. This is the first characterization of a fucoidan from this species of macroalgae. Ultra purified samples with negligible endotoxin levels were evaluated for cytokine expression in cultured human mononuclear cells.
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Beta (1-3)(1-6)-D-glucan with strong effects on immune status in chicken: potential importance for efficiency of commercial farming

In face of the challenge of the emergent new diseases and the current efforts of the governments to ban growth-promoting antibiotics and to improve conditions and overall health of the farmed animals, new opportunities are created for natural, highly effective, cost affordable immunomodulators.
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Osteomyelitis of the Hip secondary to Aspergillus fumigatus - A Case Report and Comprehensive Review of the Literature

Aspergillus infection in an immunocompetent human host is a rare entity. In most cases it presents as an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients. The portal of entry is usually the respiratory tract or direct inoculation of the organism to the site. Aspergillus osteomyelitis is a debilitating and severe form of Invasive Aspergillosis.
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Effects of Transfer Point Glucan #300 Supplementation on Children exposed to Passive Smoking - Placebo-driven Double-blind Clinical Trials

In this study, we focused on the effect of β-glucan supplementation of children with chronic respiratory problems. We measured the levels of cortisol, salivary IgE and cotinine in 56 children and evaluated the effect of 30 day supplementation with 100 mg/day oral dose of yeast-derived β-glucan. Our results showed strong decrease of cotinine and cortisol levels in saliva of β-glucan-supplemented children.
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