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Onion component, isoalliin, stimulates feeding and activates the arcuate nucleus neuropeptide Y, ghrelin- and Ninjin'yoeito-responsive neurons.

Neuropeptides 2021 Jul 10;89:102180. Epub 2021 Jul 10.

Center for Integrative Physiology, Division of Integrative Physiology, Kansai Electric Power Medical Research Institute, 1-5-6 Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuou-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan; Division of Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-Cho, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan; Pharmacological Department of Herbal Medicine, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical & Dental Sciences, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan. Electronic address:

Appetite loss or anorexia substantially decreases the quality of life in patients with cancer, depression and gastrointestinal disorders, and can lead to sarcopenia and frailty. Foods that restore appetite have been sought-for but are not currently available. Historically, onion intake was adopted to treat a variety of diseases with reduced appetite including cancer and gastrointestinal disturbances. Read More

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Impact of Tenascin-C on Radiotherapy in a Novel Syngeneic Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Model With Spontaneous Dissemination to the Lymph Nodes.

Front Immunol 2021 5;12:636108. Epub 2021 Jul 5.

INSERM U1109-MN3T, The Microenvironmental Niche in Tumorigenesis and Targeted Therapy, Strasbourg, France.

Radiotherapy, the most frequent treatment of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) besides surgery is employed to kill tumor cells but, radiotherapy may also promote tumor relapse where the immune-suppressive tumor microenvironment (TME) could be instrumental. We established a novel syngeneic grafting model from a carcinogen-induced tongue tumor, OSCC13, to address the impact of radiotherapy on OSCC. This model revealed similarities with human OSCC, recapitulating carcinogen-induced mutations found in smoking associated human tongue tumors, abundant tumor infiltrating leukocytes (TIL) and, spontaneous tumor cell dissemination to the local lymph nodes. Read More

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AMPK-deficiency forces metformin-challenged cancer cells to switch from carbohydrate metabolism to ketogenesis to support energy metabolism.

Oncogene 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.

Epidemiologic studies in diabetic patients as well as research in model organisms have indicated the potential of metformin as a drug candidate for the treatment of various types of cancer, including breast cancer. To date most of the anti-cancer properties of metformin have, in large part, been attributed either to the inhibition of mitochondrial NADH oxidase complex (Complex I in the electron transport chain) or the activation of AMP-activated kinase (AMPK). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that AMPK activation may be critical to alleviate metabolic and energetic stresses associated with tumor progression suggesting that it may, in fact, attenuate the toxicity of metformin instead of promoting it. Read More

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IL-1B drives opposing responses in primary tumours and bone metastases; harnessing combination therapies to improve outcome in breast cancer.

NPJ Breast Cancer 2021 Jul 21;7(1):95. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Oncology and Metabolism, Weston Park Cancer Centre, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Breast cancer bone metastasis is currently incurable, ~75% of patients with late-stage breast cancer develop disease recurrence in bone and available treatments are only palliative. We have previously shown that production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1B (IL-1B) by breast cancer cells drives bone metastasis in patients and in preclinical in vivo models. In the current study, we have investigated how IL-1B from tumour cells and the microenvironment interact to affect primary tumour growth and bone metastasis through regulation of the immune system, and whether targeting IL-1 driven changes to the immune response improves standard of care therapy for breast cancer bone metastasis. Read More

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An enhanced chemopreventive effect of methyl donor S-adenosylmethionine in combination with 25-hydroxyvitamin D in blocking mammary tumor growth and metastasis.

Bone Res 2020 Jul 22;8(1):28. Epub 2020 Jul 22.

Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, H4A3J1, Canada.

Therapeutic targeting of metastatic breast cancer still remains a challenge as the tumor cells are highly heterogenous and exploit multiple pathways for their growth and metastatic spread that cannot always be targeted by a single-agent monotherapy regimen. Therefore, a rational approach through simultaneous targeting of several pathways may provide a better anti-cancer therapeutic effect. We tested this hypothesis using a combination of two nutraceutical agents S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) and Vitamin D (Vit. Read More

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Teucrium polium extract-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles: A design and in vitro anticancer study.

J Food Biochem 2021 Jul 19:e13868. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Biology, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.

Teucrium polium extract (TPE) is a natural product with potent anticancer activity because of its terpenoid and flavonoid content. The aim of this study was to synthesize solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) containing T. polium extract (TPE-SLNs) and to evaluate its anti-cancer effect. Read More

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Photodynamic therapy using self-assembled nanogels comprising chlorin e6-bearing pullulan.

J Mater Chem B 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Program of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University, 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi Hiroshima, 739-8527, Japan.

With minimal invasiveness and spatiotemporal therapeutic effects, photodynamic therapy is one of the most promising candidates for cancer treatment. Here, we developed a facile self-assembled nanogel using photosensitizer-grafted polysaccharides called chlorin e6-bearing pullulan. Chlorin e6 is used as a photosensitizer in cancer therapy. Read More

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Cardiovascular toxicity of angiogenesis inhibitors and immune checkpoint inhibitors: synergistic anti-tumour effects at the cost of increased cardiovascular risk?

Clin Sci (Lond) 2021 Jul;135(14):1649-1668

Division of Vascular Medicine and Pharmacology, Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In the past two decades, treatment outcomes for a wide range of malignancies have improved remarkably due to the development of novel anti-cancer therapies, including vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (VEGFIs) and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). Despite their unprecedented anti-tumour effects, it is becoming increasingly clear that both types of agents are associated with specific cardiovascular toxicity, including hypertension, congestive heart failure, myocarditis and acceleration of atherosclerosis. Currently, VEGFI and ICI combination therapy is recommended for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and has shown promising treatment efficacy in other tumour types as well. Read More

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Cell membrane covered polydopamine nanoparticles with two-photon absorption for precise photothermal therapy of cancer.

J Colloid Interface Sci 2021 Jul 6;604:596-603. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

CAS Key Laboratory of Colloid, Interface and Chemical Thermodynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China. Electronic address:

Hypothesis: In view of the photothermal effect of polydopamine (PDA) nanoparticles and their internal D-π-D structures during assembly, the two-photon excited properties of PDA were studied toward the biomedical application. Further, the PDA molecules were coordinated with Mn and the assembled nanoparticles were covered by cancer cell membranes, the complex system could be used directly for the treatment of cancer with photothermal and chemodynamic therapy.

Experiments: The two-photon excited PDA-Mn nanoparticles were used for the photothermal therapy combined with chemodynamic therapy. Read More

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A novel indazole derivative, compound Cyy-272, attenuates LPS-induced acute lung injury by inhibiting JNK phosphorylation.

Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2021 Jul 16:115648. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Chemical Biology Research Center, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China; Institute of Chronic Kidney Disease, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China. Electronic address:

Acute lung injury (ALI) is a diffuse lung dysfunction disease characterized by high prevalence and high mortality. Thus far, no effective pharmacological treatment has been made for ALI in clinics. Inflammation is critical to the development of ALI. Read More

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Assessment of the Efficacy of Olive Leaf ( L.) Extracts in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer and Prostate Cancer Using In Vitro Cell Models.

Molecules 2021 Jul 3;26(13). Epub 2021 Jul 3.

Department of Biotechnology, College of Science, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif 21944, Saudi Arabia.

Cancer is one of the most serious public health issues worldwide, ranking second only to cardiovascular diseases as a cause of death. Numerous plant extracts have extraordinary health benefits and have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments with few side effects. Olive leaves have a long history of medicinal and therapeutic use. Read More

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Curcumin as a Natural Remedy for Atherosclerosis: A Pharmacological Review.

Molecules 2021 Jul 1;26(13). Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Department of Pharmacy, Huadu District People's Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510800, China.

Curcumin, a natural polyphenolic compound present in L. rhizomes, shows potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-atherosclerotic properties. Atherosclerosis is a comprehensive term for a series of degenerative and hyperplasic lesions such as thickening or sclerosis in large- and medium-sized arteries, causing decreased vascular-wall elasticity and lumen diameter. Read More

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Enhancement of bioavailability and bioactivity of diet-derived flavonoids by application of nanotechnology: a review.

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2021 Jul 19:1-16. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

College of Food Science and Technology, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, China.

Flavonoids, which are a class of polyphenols widely existing in food and medicine, have enormous pharmacological effects. The functional properties of flavonoids are mainly distributed to their anti-oxidative, anticancer, and anti-inflammatoryeffects, etc. However, flavonoids' low bioavailability limits their clinical application, which is closely related to their intestinal absorption and metabolism. Read More

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Crocin Promotes Apoptosis in Human EBV-Transformed B-Lymphocyte via Intrinsic Pathway.

Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis 2021 1;13(1):e2021049. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Golestan Rheumatology Research Center, Sayad Shirazi Hospital, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.

Background: As a major carotenoid in saffron, crocin demonstrates potent anti-cancer impacts. However, its anti-lymphoma effects remain vague, especially in the human EBV-associated B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. This study examined crocin's apoptogenic potential and its underlying mechanism in CO 88BV59-1 cell line vs. Read More

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Ginkgolide C promotes apoptosis and abrogates metastasis of colorectal carcinoma cells by targeting Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway.

IUBMB Life 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

KHU-KIST Department of Converging Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Ginkgolide C (GGC), isolated from Ginkbiloba, has been reported to display various pharmacological actions, although, anti-cancer effect of GGC has been poorly understood till now. This study aimed to investigate whether GGC can exhibit anti-neoplastic effects against colon cancer cells and explore underlying mechanism. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling can regulate cell proliferation, survival, metastasis, and migration. Read More

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Resveratrol effects in oral cancer cells: a comprehensive review.

Med Oncol 2021 Jul 17;38(8):97. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Department of Biosciences, Institute of Health and Society, Federal University of São Paulo, Rua Silva Jardim, UNIFESP, 136, Room 332, Vila Mathias, Santos, SP, 11050-020, Brazil.

Oral cancer is a very common tumor worldwide with high incidence and mortality. The treatment of oral cancer involves surgery, radio- and chemotherapy; however, high failure rates and toxicity are noticed. Thus, the search of new drugs aiming a more effective treatment is welcomed. Read More

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Butein combined with radiotherapy enhances radioresponse of gastric cancer cell by impairing DNA damage repair.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Jul 13;570:35-40. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Department of Radiotherapy, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Radiation therapy is common in the current procedures of cancer treatment, but in many cases, radiation resistance of cancerous tissue limits efficacy in clinical applications. Therefore, the use of radiosensitizers has been introduced as an effective strategy to increase the efficiency of radiotherapy. Butein (2', 3, 4, 4'-Tetrahydroxychalcone), a polyphenolic compound of flavonoids family, presents anti-cancer properties and inhibits the signaling pathways associated with radiation resistance. Read More

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Glycyrrhetinic acid induces oxidative/nitrative stress and drives ferroptosis through activating NADPH oxidases and iNOS, and depriving glutathione in triple-negative breast cancer cells.

Free Radic Biol Med 2021 Jul 14;173:41-51. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

School of Chinese Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Shenzhen Institute of Research and Innovation, The University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China. Electronic address:

Reactive oxygen species (ROS)/reactive nitrogen species (RNS)-mediated ferroptosis becomes a novel effective target for anti-cancer treatment. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that 18-β-glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), an active compound from medicinal herbal Licorice, could induce the production of ROS/RNS, increase lipid peroxidation and trigger ferroptosis in MDA-MB-231 triple negative breast cancer cells. To confirm the GA's anti-cancer effects, we detected cell viability, apoptosis and ferroptosis in the MDA-MB-231 cells. Read More

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Atractylenolides (I, II, and III): a review of their pharmacology and pharmacokinetics.

Arch Pharm Res 2021 Jul 16. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

School of Pharmacy, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, 611137, P. R. China.

Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz is a widely used as a traditional Chinese medicine. Atractylenolides (-I, -II, and -III) are a class of lactone compounds derived from Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz. Research into atractylenolides over the past two decades has shown that atractylenolides have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, anti-osteoporosis, and antibacterial activity; protect the nervous system; and regulate blood glucose and lipids. Read More

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Terpenoids' anti-cancer effects: focus on autophagy.

Apoptosis 2021 Jul 16. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Terpenoids are the largest class of natural products, most of which are derived from plants. Amongst their numerous biological properties, their anti-tumor effects are of interest for they are extremely diverse which include anti-proliferative, apoptotic, anti-angiogenic, and anti-metastatic activities. Recently, several in vitro and in vivo studies have been dedicated to understanding the 'terpenoid induced autophagy' phenomenon in cancer cells. Read More

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Luteolin alleviates cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease mouse model via inhibiting endoplasmic reticulum stress-dependent neuroinflammation.

Acta Pharmacol Sin 2021 Jul 15. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

School of Pharmacy, Henan University, Kaifeng, 475004, China.

Luteolin is a flavonoid in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, which has shown anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer neuroprotective activities. In this study, we investigated the potential beneficial effects of luteolin on memory deficits and neuroinflammation in a triple-transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) (3 × Tg-AD). The mice were treated with luteolin (20, 40 mg · kg · d, ip) for 3 weeks. Read More

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Novel role of the dietary flavonoid fisetin in suppressing rRNA biogenesis.

Lab Invest 2021 Jul 15. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.

The nucleolus of a cell is a critical cellular compartment that is responsible for ribosome biogenesis and plays a central role in tumor progression. Fisetin, a nutraceutical, is a naturally occurring flavonol from the flavonoid group of polyphenols that has anti-cancer effects. Fisetin negatively impacts several signaling pathways that support tumor progression. Read More

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[A Case of Concomitant Administration of Anti-Cancer Drug and Anti-Tuberculosis Drug for Pulmonary Tuberculosis Developed during Postoperative Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer].

Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2021 Jul;48(7):959-962

Dept. of Gastroenterology Surgery, Hyogo-Chuo National Hospital.

An 86-year-old man was referred to our hospital with pulmonary tuberculosis developed during postoperative chemotherapy for gastric cancer. We initiated treatment with an anti-tuberculosis drug. Following confirmation of the effectiveness of this regimen, we combined the treatment with anti-cancer drugs. Read More

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MHY1485 enhances X-irradiation-induced apoptosis and senescence in tumor cells.

J Radiat Res 2021 Jul 16. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Health and Medical Research Institute, Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 2217-14, Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0895, Japan.

The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a sensor of nutrient status and plays an important role in cell growth and metabolism. Although inhibition of mTOR signaling promotes tumor cell death and several mTOR inhibitors have been used clinically, recent reports have shown that co-treatment with MHY1485, an mTOR activator, enhances the anti-cancer effects of anti-PD-1 antibody and 5-fluorouracil. However, it remains unclear whether MHY1485 treatment alters the effects of radiation on tumor cells. Read More

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Anti-cancer effects of the aqueous extract of Orostachys japonica A. Berger on 5-fluorouracil-resistant colorectal cancer via MAPK signalling pathways in vitro and in vivo.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 Jul 12;280:114412. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, 63243, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Orostachys japonica A. Berger, also known as Wa-song in Korea, has traditionally been used as a folk medicine, but the potential anti-cancer effects of aqueous extract of Orostachys japonica (OJe) have not yet been thoroughly investigated.

Aim Of The Study: To evaluate the anti-cancer effects of OJe, its possible mechanisms of action were investigated in 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) resistant SNU-C5/5-FUR colorectal cancer cells. Read More

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Histone methylatic modification mediates the tumor-suppressive activity of curcumol in hepatocellular carcinoma via an Hotair/EZH2 regulatory axis.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 Jul 12;280:114413. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Key Laboratory of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, The First Clinical Medical College, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China; Lingnan Medical Research Center, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, 510405, PR China. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Curcuma kwangsiensis S. G. Lee & C. Read More

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The diterpenoid adenanthin upregulates the expression of natural killer group 2D receptor ligands in hepatocellular carcinoma cells.

Mol Cell Probes 2021 Jul 12;59:101759. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, First Affiliated Hospital of Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou, 341400, China; Children's Medical Research Institute, Children's Medical Center, First Affiliated Hospital of Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou, 341400, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The natural killer (NK) group 2D (NKG2D) receptor plays a crucial role in NK cell-mediated anti-tumor immunity. NKG2D anti-proliferative effect is mediated by direct interactions of the receptor with its ligands that may be considered as a potential target for NK-based immunotherapeutic strategy in cancer cells.

Methods: Here we report that a natural product adenanthin significantly promotes NKG2D ligands expression in hepatoma cells. Read More

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The anti-cancer potential of crotoxin in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer: Its effects and mechanism of action.

Toxicon 2021 Jul 12;200:69-77. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

UCIBIO.REQUIMTE, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, n° 228, 4050-313, Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:

Estrogen receptor-positive (ER) breast cancer is the most diagnosed subtype of breast cancer. Currently, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are used as first-line treatment option in this type of tumors, however they cause several side effects, which is why new therapeutic approaches are demanding. The South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus produces a venom enriched in several bioactive substances, like phospholipases A (PLA). Read More

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Reconciling two opposing effects of radiation therapy: stimulation of cancer cell invasion and activation of anti-cancer immunity.

Int J Radiat Biol 2021 Jul 15:1-33. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Purpose: The damage caused by radiation therapy to cancerous and normal cells inevitably leads to changes in the secretome profile of pro and anti-inflammatory mediators. The inflammatory response depends on the dose of radiation and its fractionation, while the inherent radiosensitivity of each patient dictates the intensity and types of adverse reactions. This review will present an overview of two apparently opposite reactions that may occur after radiation treatment: induction of an antitumor immune response and a protumoral response. Read More

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Therapeutic and Industrial Applications of Curdlan With Overview on Its Recent Patents.

Front Nutr 2021 28;8:646988. Epub 2021 Jun 28.

Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India.

Curdlan is an exopolysaccharide, which is composed of glucose linked with β-(1,3)-glycosidic bond and is produced by bacteria, such as spp., spp., spp. Read More

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