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Descriptor English: beta-Glucans
Descriptor Spanish: beta-Glucanos
Descriptor Portuguese: beta-Glucanas
Descriptor French: bêta-Glucanes
Entry term(s): beta Glucans
Tree number(s): D09.698.365.089
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D047071
Scope note: Glucose polymers consisting of a backbone of beta(1->3)-linked beta-D-glucopyranosyl units with beta(1->6) linked side chains of various lengths. They are a major component of the CELL WALL of organisms and of soluble DIETARY FIBER.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Glucans (1978-2004)
Public MeSH Note: 2005
History Note: 2005
DeCS ID: 38736
Unique ID: D047071
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Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/07
beta-Glucans - Preferred
Concept UI M0456324
Scope note Glucose polymers consisting of a backbone of beta(1->3)-linked beta-D-glucopyranosyl units with beta(1->6) linked side chains of various lengths. They are a major component of the CELL WALL of organisms and of soluble DIETARY FIBER.
Preferred term beta-Glucans
Entry term(s) beta Glucans



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