American Journal of Immunology

From Hyperthermia to Immunomodulating Polysaccharides

Novak Miroslav and Vetvicka Vaclav

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2017.11.18

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 13, Issue 1

Pages 11-18


Natural polysaccharides remain overlooked as part of naturally occurring bioactive molecules. The current knowledge results in numerous clinical trials, from first observations of their effects on various diseases to precise chemical characterization and decades of biological evaluation. The aim of this report is to summarize historical perspective of the route from the first anecdotical observation to the current position, with emphasis on some crucial turning points.


© 2017 Novak Miroslav and Vetvicka Vaclav. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.