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(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.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2249.1999.00829.x
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Abstract

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.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9562
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