(13)-beta- D-glucan may contribute to pollen sensitivity
Rylander, R., Fogelmark, B., McWilliam, A. and Currie, A. (1999) (13)-beta- D-glucan may contribute to pollen sensitivity. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 115 (3). pp. 383-384.
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The amount of (1→3)-β-D-glucan in pollen from different plants was evaluated using the Limulus assay with a specific lysate. The amount ranged from 79 to 1800 ng/106 pollen. A calculation of the inhaled dose suggests that the amount of (1→3)-β-D-glucan present during periods with a high pollen content in the air exceeds levels that cause airways inflammation.
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