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Dextran Sulfate

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.

Year introduced: 1991

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Tree Number(s): D09.698.365.272.300

MeSH Unique ID: D016264

Registry Number: 9042-14-2

Entry Terms:

  • Sulfate, Dextran
  • Dextran Sulfate Sodium
  • Sulfate Sodium, Dextran
  • Sodium Dextran Sulfate
  • Dextran Sulfate, Sodium
  • Sulfate, Sodium Dextran

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