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An orally active immune adjuvant prepared from cones of Pinus sylvestris, enhances the proliferative phase of a primary T cell response

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, May 2014
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Title
An orally active immune adjuvant prepared from cones of Pinus sylvestris, enhances the proliferative phase of a primary T cell response
Published in
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-14-163
Pubmed ID
Authors

William Guy Bradley, Katharine Nichole Holm, Akiko Tanaka

Abstract

We have previously demonstrated that an alkaline extract of shredded pinecones yields a polyphenylpropanoid polysaccharide complex (PPC) that functions as an orally active immune adjuvant. Specifically, oral PPC can boost the number of antigen-specific memory CD8+ T cells generated in response to a variety of vaccine types (DNA, protein, and dendritic cell) and bias the response towards one that is predominately a T helper 1 type.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 27%
Researcher 2 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 9%
Student > Master 1 9%
Student > Postgraduate 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 2 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 18%
Environmental Science 1 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Unknown 3 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 August 2017.
All research outputs
#3,112,664
of 22,758,248 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies
#596
of 3,621 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#32,407
of 226,261 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies
#15
of 62 outputs
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