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Structural characterization and biological activities of SC4, an acidic polysaccharide from Salvia chinensis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11866878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIM: To study the chemical characterization and some biological activities of an acidic polysaccharide, named SC4 from Salvia chinensis. METHODS: Chemical and spectral methods were employed to identify the structural characterization of SC4. Effect of SC4 on the proliferation of T- and B-lymphocytes both in vivo and in vitro was measured at various concentrations, and the protective effects of SC4 on PC12 cells against H2O2-induced injury was observed. RESULTS: SC4 was a highly branched polysaccharide with mean molecular weight of 4.5 10(5), composed of Rha, Xyl, Ser, Gal, and GalA in the molar ratio of 1.0 7.0 5.3 1.2 4.2. Methylation analysis and NMR identified the linkages of the residues of SC4. SC4 increased the B-lymphocyte proliferation and spleen weight remarkably while no obvious changes were examined in T-lymphocyte proliferation, thymus weight, and the level of IgG and C3 in blood of mice. Moreover, SC4 enhanced the PC12 cells viability after H2O2 treatment. CONCLUSION: SC4, the acidic polysaccharide with complicated structure, was a B-lymphocyte stimulator and protected PC12 cells at the concentration of 20 mg/L against H2O2-induced injury.
Authors:
Cui-Ping Liu; Ji-Nian Fang; Xiao-Yu Li; Xiao-Qiu Xiao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta pharmacologica Sinica     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1671-4083     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Pharmacol. Sin.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-27     Completed Date:  2003-09-16     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100956087     Medline TA:  Acta Pharmacol Sin     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China. jnfang@mail.shcnc.ac.cn
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adjuvants, Immunologic / chemistry,  pharmacology*
Animals
B-Lymphocytes / cytology,  drug effects*,  immunology
Cell Division / drug effects
Drug Interactions
Female
Hydrogen Peroxide / pharmacology
Lymphocyte Activation / drug effects
Mice
Mice, Inbred ICR
PC12 Cells / pathology
Polysaccharides / chemistry,  pharmacology*
Rats
Salvia / chemistry*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adjuvants, Immunologic; 0/Polysaccharides; 7722-84-1/Hydrogen Peroxide

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