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Effect of aloe extract on peripheral phagocytosis in adult bronchial asthma.
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PMID:  17340502     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Screening of extracts from ALOE stored in the dark and cold for phagocytosis in adult bronchial asthmatic showed activity in the nondialyzable material from the pulp fraction. An active fraction was further separated by means of column chromatography on DEAE-cellulofine. The active components were found to be in the glycoprotein and polysaccharide fractions. It is an important finding that the glycoprotein fraction clearly enhanced activity of both phagocytosis and nitroblue tetrazolium reduction in a dose-dependent fashion. From quantitation of the polysaccharide and glycoprotein fractions it can be speculated that Filatow's hypothesis might be partly explained in terms of an increase in the polysaccharide fraction which acts as immunopotentiator and promotes phagocytosis.
Authors:
T Shida; A Yagi; H Nishimura; I Nishioka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Planta medica     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0032-0943     ISO Abbreviation:  Planta Med.     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066751     Medline TA:  Planta Med     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Clinical Research Center for Rheumato-allergology, National Sagamihara Hospital, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 228.
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