Immunostimulating polysaccharide from cell culture of Angelica gigas Nakai

Kyung Seop Ahn, Woong Seop Sim, Hwan Mook Kim, Sang Bae Han, Ik Hwan Kim

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An immunostimulating polysaccharide was produced extracellularly by suspension cell culture of Angelica gigas Nakai. The polysaccharide was larger in molecular weight than that obtained from the extract of A. gigas root. It was mainly composed of arabinose, galactose, galacturonic acid, protein, Ca2+ and Mg2+, and stimulated the mixed lymphocyte reaction activity as potently as the polysaccharide obtained from the plant root.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalBiotechnology letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea, through the G7 project (Project No. 08-01-53).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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