1-3-beta-D-glucan

(wŏn′thrē′bāt′ă-dē′gloo′kan″)
ABBR: BG A polysaccharide component of the cell wall of most fungi. Serum assays for BG can be used to screen susceptible patients for infection with aspergillosis, candidiasis, or Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.

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