Bioactive Carbohydrate Polymers

  • Berit S. Paulsen

Part of the Proceedings of the Phythochemical Society of Europe book series (PPSE, volume 44)

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About this book


Bioactive Carbohydrate Polymers is probably the first book dealing with the latest in the field of polysaccharides and related products and their biological activities, especially the immunological effects. The different chapters describe the structure and bioactivity of polysaccharides from plants used in traditional medicine in different parts of the world, especially China, Japan and Europe. The focus of the book is on immunologically active plant and seaweed polysaccharides, pharmacological activities of sulphated polysaccharides of animal and seaweed origin, and on possible activities of polysaccharides in our food. Methods for isolation and characterisation of the polymers with chemical and enzymatic methods is covered, as well as discussions on the different biological test-systems and the information they provide.
This book will be useful to scientists and postgraduate students working with polysaccharides and their possible uses, and should be of interest for people working in the areas of chemistry, biology, pharmacy and medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Berit S. Paulsen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PharmacyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5379-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9572-8
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