Masahiko Fujii, Takayoshi Fujii, Ken Saito, Norio Takahashi, Chikao Yoshikumi, Junji Kakuchi and Yoshio Kawai Biomedical Research Laboratories, Kureha Chemical Industry Co., Tokyo, Japan
The administration of PSK caused the mean tumor size to decrease slightly and the duration of survival to be prolonged in comparison with control group. In tumor-bearing animals treated with IS, the administration of PSK significantly decreased the tumor size and prolonged the survival rate.
Further studies are required to clarify the origin of IS and its function in the body. For that purpose, the experimental model used in the present study is useful. Serum levels of IS may serve as a parameter to monitor the efficacy of immunotherapy
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