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 (dĕk′străn′, -strən)
Any of a group of branched polysaccharides with various molecular weights that are used to prevent thrombosis, as plasma volume expanders, and as food additives.


(Biochemistry) biochem a polysaccharide produced by the action of bacteria on sucrose: used as a substitute for plasma in blood transfusions
[C19: from dextro- + -an]


(ˈdɛk strən)

a viscous polysaccharide produced by bacterial action on sucrose: used in confections and lacquers and as a blood-plasma extender.
[1875–80; dextr (ose) + -an2]
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2016) analyses, respectively, using toluidine blue/Stains-All as staining reagents (Volpi & Maccari, 2002) by comparison with the electrophoretic mobility of standards dextran sulfate (~8 kDa), chondroitin-4-sulfate (~40 kDa) and chondroitin-6-sulfate (~60 kDa) (Rodrigues et al.
Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis was also performed to estimate the molecular weights of the SPs fractions by comparison with the electrophoretic mobility of standard glycosaminoglycans unfractionated heparin (UHEP, ~ 14 kDa), chondroitin-4-sulfate (C-4-S, ~ 40 kDa), chondroitin-6-sulfate (C-6-S, ~ 60 kDa) and dextran sulfate (Dex, ~ 8 kDa) (Quindere et al.
In this study, we demonstrate that Tanshinone IIA can ameliorate dextran sulfate sodium- (DSS-) induced colitis in mice.
The new antibodies are part of the company's lipoprotein offering, also including the LipoSep IP (LS-01) Immunoprecipitation reagent for isolation of HDL particles, as well as the Dextran Sulfate (DS109), with a 40,000 MW, which is used to identify HDL concentration by chemical precipitation.
When transplanted into mice with dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis, N-GMSCs showed superior effects in ameliorating inflammatory-related disease phenotype in comparison with the M-GMSC treatment group.
The purpose of this study is to investigate possible inhibitory effect of AX against inflammation-related mouse colon carcinogenesis and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in male ICR mice.
To make this discovery, scientists used a chemically induced model of colitis with Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS), researchers administered an oral placebo to one group of mice, and the other group of mice was given an oral dose of apple polyphenols every day during the course of the disease.
Our laboratory has measured HDL-C and LDL-C directly in frozen plasma with the kits from one of the manufacturers (Kyowa Medex) and compared the results with those obtained with the dextran sulfate [Mg.
The first reagent contains a-cyclodextrin and dextran sulfate to stabilize LDL-C, VLDL, and chylomicrons.
In the presence of magnesium sulfate, dextran sulfate selectively forms water-soluble complexes with low density lipoprotein [LDL], very low density lipoprotein[ VLDL], and chylomicrons which are resistant to polyethylene glycol [PEG] modified enzymes.