Abstract Title:

Inhibition of experimental pulmonary metastasis of Lewis lung carcinoma by orally administered beta-glucan in mice.

Abstract Source:

Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 1991 Jun;39(6):1606-8. PMID: 1934182

Abstract Author(s):

I Suzuki, T Sakurai, K Hashimoto, S Oikawa, A Masuda, M Ohsawa, T Yadomae

Abstract:

The inhibitory effect on experimental pulmonary metastasis of Lewis lung carcinoma (3LL) of SSG, a (1----3)-beta-D-glucan obtained from the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum IFO 9395, administered orally was examined in mice. Oral administration of SSG for 10 consecutive days just after the intravenous implantation of tumor cells significantly inhibited the experimental pulmonary metastasis of 3LL at a dose of 2000 micrograms. However, SSG administered orally involving other timings was less effective. In comparison with oral administration, SSG was effective when administered intraperitoneally for 10 consecutive days at a dose of 200 micrograms. These results suggest that SSG given by both parenteral and nonparenteral routes is effective in the inhibition of experimental pulmonary metastasis of tumors.

Study Type : Animal Study

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