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Anticomplementary Activity of Antitumour Polysaccharides


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OKUDA, T., YOSHIOKA, Y., IKEKAWA, T. et al. Anticomplementary Activity of Antitumour Polysaccharides. Nature New Biology 238, 59–60 (1972).

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