Cross-Reactions of Plant Polysaccharides in Antipneumococcal and Other Antisera, an Update

  • M. Heidelberger
Part of the Fortschritte der Chemie organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products book series (FORTCHEMIE (closed), volume 42)


Since the author’s original publication in this series (1) study of the precipitation of plant polysaccharides by immune sera has continued as part of wider investigations (2–6). Relationships between chemical structure and immunological specificity were found, so that predictions could be made of certain structures. These were later verified. In the present paper the earlier work on polysaccharides of plants is updated and additional data, accumulated over the years, are recorded.


Galacturonic Acid Capsular Polysaccharide Acidic Polysaccharide Plant Polysaccharide Immunological Specificity 
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  • M. Heidelberger
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  1. 1.School of MedicineNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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