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Pectins

"Pectins" 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.

High molecular weight polysaccharides present in the cell walls of all plants. Pectins cement cell walls together. They are used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in the food industry. They have been tried for a variety of therapeutic uses including as antidiarrheals, where they are now generally considered ineffective, and in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pectins" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pectins" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 33 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2014
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