Beta Glucan: A Dietary supplement with multiple therapeutic uses
Author(s):
Manisha Narkuda, M P Kusuma
Keywords:
β-glucan, dietary fiber, clinical applications, immunomodulatory agent, wound healing
Abstract
Beta-Glucan is a natural polysaccharide with variety of applications due to its unique properties. β-glucan, a major component of cell walls and classified in to microbial or plant-based glucans depending on the source such as bacteria, fungus, yeast and cereal. It is generally used as a dietary fiber. Natural β glucans possess many health promoting effects on human health, such as antitumor, antidiabetic, antilipidemic, lowering blood cholesterol, wound healing and immune modulating properties. This review describes application of beta-glucan in drug delivery and clinical applications of β-glucans.
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Unique Paper ID: 152048

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2

Page(s): 266 - 272
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