Int J Biol Macromol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.
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β-Glucans are polysaccharides generally obtained from the cell wall of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and aleurone layer of cereals. β-Glucans are polymers, with β-1,3 glucose as core linear structure, but they differ in their main branch length, linkages, and branching patterns, giving rise to high and low-molecular-weight β-glucans. They are well-known cell response modifiers with immune-modulating, nutraceutical, and health beneficial effects, including anticancer and pro-apoptotic properties. Read More