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Beneficial reconstitution of gut microbiome in children with Autism; paper in pre-print - Click Here



Preprint 08: Preethy S, Ikewaki N, Levy GA, Raghavan K, Dedeepiya VD, Yamamoto N, Srinivasan S, Ranganathan N, Iwasaki M, Senthilkumar R, Abraham SJK. wo unique biological response-modifier glucans beneficially regulating gut microbiota and faecal metabolome in a non-alcoholic steatohepatitis animal model, with potential for applications in human health and disease. bioRxiv 2022.06.23.497433; doi: 10.1101/2022.06.23.497433


Preprint 07: Pushkala S, Seshayyan S, Theranirajan E, Sudhakar D, Raghavan K, Dedeepiya VD, Ikewaki N,Iwasaki M, Preethy S, Abraham S. Efficient control of IL-6, CRP and Ferritin in Covid-19 patients with two variants of Beta-1,3-1,6 glucans in combination, within 15 days in an open-label prospective clinical trial. medRxiv 2021.12.14.21267778; doi: 10.1101/2021.12.14.21267778


Preprint 06: Raghavan K, Dedeepiya VD, Srinivasan S, Pushkala S, Subramanian S, Ikewaki N, Iwasaki M, Senthilkumar R, Preethy S, Abraham S. Disease-modifying immune-modulatory effects of the N-163 strain of Aureobasidium pullulans-produced 1,3-1,6 Beta glucans in young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Results of an open-label, prospective, randomized, comparative clinical study. medRxiv 10.1101/2021.12.13.21267706v1; doi: 10.1101/2021.12.13.21267706

Preprint 05: Raghavan K, Dedeepiya VD, Yamamoto N, Ikewaki N, Sonoda T, Kurosawa G, Iwasaki M,Kandaswamy R, Senthilkumar R, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. Beneficial reconstitution of gut microbiota and control of alpha-synuclein and curli-amyloids-producing enterobacteria, by beta 1,3-1,6 glucans in a clinical pilot study of autism and potentials in neurodegenerative diseases. medRxiv 2021.10.26.21265505; doi: 10.1101/2021.10.26.21265505

Preprint 04: Ikewaki N, Sonoda T, Kurosawa G, Iwasaki M, Dedeepiya VD, Senthilkumar R, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. Immune and metabolic beneficial effects of Beta 1,3-1,6 glucans produced by two novel strains of Aureobasidium pullulans in healthy middle-aged Japanese men: An exploratory study. medRxiv 2021.08.05.21261640; doi: 10.1101/2021.08.05.21261640

Preprint 03: Ikewaki N, Onaka T, Ikeue Y, Nagataki M, Kurosawa G, Dedeepiya VD, Rajmohan M, Vaddi S, Senthilkumar R, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. Beneficial effects of the AFO-202 and N-163 strains of Aureobasidium pullulans produced 1,3-1,6 beta glucans on non-esterified fatty acid levels in obese diabetic KKAy mice: A comparative study. bioRxiv 2021.07.22.453362; doi: 10.1101/2021.07.22.453362

Preprint 01: Raghavan K, Dedeepiya VD, Kandaswamy R, Balamurugan M, Ikewaki N, Sonoda T, Kurosawa K, Iwasaki M, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. Improvement of sleep patterns and serum melatonin levels in children with autism spectrum disorders after consumption of beta-1,3/1,6-glucan in a pilot clinical study. Research Square; doi: 10.21203/


2022-02: Ikewaki N, Kurosawa G, Iwasaki M, Preethy S, Dedeepiya VD, Vaddi S, Senthilkumar R, Levy GA, Abraham SJK. Hepatoprotective effects of Aureobasidium pullulans derived Beta 1,3-1,6 biological response modifier glucans in a STAM- animal model of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology.2022. doi: 10.1016/j.jceh.2022.06.008

2022-01: Raghavan K, Dedeepiya VD, Ikewaki N, Sonoda T, Iwasaki M, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. Improvement of behavioural pattern and alpha-synuclein levels in autism spectrum disorder after consumption of a beta-glucan food supplement in a randomized, parallel-group pilot clinical study. medRxiv 2021.06.28.21259619; doi: 10.1101/2021.06.28.21259619

2021-05: Ikewaki N, Raghavan K, Dedeepiya VD, Suryaprakash V, Iwasaki M, Preethy S, senthilkumar R, Abraham SJK.Beneficial immune-regulatory effects of novel strains of Aureobasidium pullulans AFO-202 and N-163 produced beta glucans in Sprague Dawley rats. Clinical Immunology Communications 2021.

2021-04: Ikewaki N, Dedeepiya VD, Raghavan K, Rao K, Vaddi S, Osawa H, Kisaka T, Kurosawa G, Srinivasan S, Ganesakumar SRB, Senthilkumar R, Iwasaki M, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. β‑glucan vaccine adjuvant approach for cancer treatment through immune enhancement (B‑VACCIEN) in specific immunocompromised populations (Review). Oncol Rep 47: 14, 2022

2021-03: Raghavan K, Dedeepiya VD, Suryaprakash V, Rao KS, Ikewaki N, Sonoda T, Levy GA, Iwasaki M, Senthilkumar R, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. Beneficial Effects of novel Aureobasidium Pullulans strains produced Beta-1,3-1,6 Glucans on Interleukin-6 and D-Dimer levels in COVID-19 patients; results of a randomized multiple-arm pilot clinical study. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Article 112243, doi: 10.1101/2021.08.09.21261738

2021-02:Ikewaki N, Iwasaki M, Kurosawa G, Rao KS, Beitia JL, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. β-Glucans: Wide-spectrum Immune-balancing Food-supplement-based Enteric (β-WIFE) Vaccine Adjuvant Approach to COVID-19. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2021; 17(9). doi:10.1080/21645515.2021.1880210.

2021-01:Ikewaki N, Dedeepiya VD, Iwasaki M, Abraham SJK. General Commentary: Beyond "TRIM" benefits of β-glucan by blood glucose and lipid balancing potentials in its defense Against COVID-19. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.620658

2020-03:Rao K-S, Suryaprakash V, Senthilkumar R, Preethy S, Katoh S, Ikewaki N, Abraham SJK. Role of Immune Dysregulation in Increased Mortality Among a Specific Subset of COVID-19 Patients and Immune-Enhancement Strategies for Combatting Through Nutritional Supplements. Front. Immunol. 2020; 11:1548. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.01548.

2020-02:Ikewaki N, Rao KS, Archibold AD, Iwasaki M, Senthilkumar R, Preethy S, Katoh S, Abraham SJK. Coagulopathy associated with COVID-19 – Perspectives & Preventive strategies using a Biological Response Modifier Glucan. Thromb J. 2020. doi: 10.1186/s12959-020-00239-6

2020-01:Ikewaki N, Iwasaki M, Abraham SJK. Biological response modifier glucan through balancing of blood glucose may have a prophylactic potential in COVID-19 patients. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2020. doi: 10.1007/s40200-020-00664-4

2014-01:Ikewaki N, Iwasaki M, Abraham SJK. Beneficial effects of Black yeast derived 1-3, 1-6 beta glucan- Nichi Glucan in a dyslipidemic individual of Indian origin A case report. J Diet Suppl. 2014;11(1):1-6. doi:10.3109/19390211.2013.859211.

2012-01:Dedeepiya V, Sivaraman G,Venkatesh A, Preethy S, Abraham SJK. Potential Effects of Nichi Glucan as a Food Supplement for Diabetes Mellitus and Hyperlipidemia; Preliminary Findings from the Study on Three Patients from India. Case Reports in Medicine 2012 (2012), Article ID 895370;. doi:10.1155/2012/895370.

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