American Journal of Immunology

Lentinan Properties in Anticancer Therapy: A Review on the Last 12-Year Literature

Luca Vannucci, Petr Sima, Vaclav Vetvicka and Jiri Krizan

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2017.50.61

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 13, Issue 1

Pages 50-61


The effects of β-glucan in cancer are the most studied biological effects of β-glucan. From all available β-glucans, the most data are available on lentinan, mostly because it is used in clinical practice for over 20 years. Current review represent a state-of-the-art comprehensive review of knowledge obtained in last twelve years.


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