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Characterization of an Acidic Polysaccharide from the Seeds of Malva verticillata Stimulating the Phagocytic Activity of Cells of the RES11 Constitutents of the seed of Malva verticillata, Part IV. For Part III, see Ref. (3).
05 January 2007 (online)
An acidic polysaccharide, designated as MVS-IVA, was isolated from the seeds of Malva verticillata. It showed a remarkable reticuloendothelial system potentiating activity in the carbon clearance test. Chemical and spectroscopic studies demonstrated that the polysaccharide is rich in α-L-arabinofuranose residues and possesses mainly an α-1,5-linked L-arabino-β-3,6-branched-D-galactan structure accompanied with rhamnogalacturonan type units. Both α-1,3-linked L-arabinopyranose and β-1,4-linked D-xylopyranose residues were also identified as component units. MVS-IVA contains a small amount of protein (3.3%).
Malva verticillata - polysaccharide - phagocytic activity - reticuloendothelial system