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Dextran Sulfate

"Dextran Sulfate" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Long-chain polymer of glucose containing 17-20% sulfur. It has been used as an anticoagulant and also has been shown to inhibit the binding of HIV-1 to CD4-POSITIVE T-LYMPHOCYTES. It is commonly used as both an experimental and clinical laboratory reagent and has been investigated for use as an antiviral agent, in the treatment of hypolipidemia, and for the prevention of free radical damage, among other applications.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Dextran Sulfate" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Dextran Sulfate" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 139 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2015
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