Agent Name

D-Mannan

CAS Number

9036-88-8

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Mannans; Mannan; Rhodotorula glutinis mannan; [ChemIDplus] Mannan, from Saccharomyces cerevisiae; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Polysaccharides

Description

Beige powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Mannan may refer to a plant polysaccharide that is a linear polymer of the sugar mannose. Plant mannans have 1-4) linkages. It is a form of storage polysaccharide. Ivory nut is a source of mannan. Mannan may also refer to a cell wall polysaccharide found in yeasts. This type of mannan has a a(1-6) linked backbone and a(1-2) and a(1-3) linked branches. It is serologically similar to structures found on mammalian glycoproteins." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes other blood changes and changes in leukocyte counts in acute intravenous studies of mice; Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 2,000 mg/kg; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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