fructan


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fructan

(ˈfrʌktən)
n
(Biochemistry) a type of polymer of fructose, present in certain fruits
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Effect of mannanoligosaccharides and fructan on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood profile, and diarrhea score in weanling pigs.
Haska L, Nyman M and R Andersson Distribution and characterisation of fructan in wheat milling fractions.
Low-level fructan supplementation of dogs enhances nutrient digestion and modifies stool metabolites concentrations, but does not alter fecal microbiota populations.
Application of high performance anion exchange chromatography to study invertase-catalysed hydrolysis of sucrose and formation of intermediate fructan products.
The production of FOS by microbial fermentation occurs through the activity of [beta]-fructosyltransferase and [beta]-frutofuranosidases with three enzymatic reactions: (1) polymerization, in which fructose units are linked to a fructan polymer; (2) hydrolysis, in which sucrose is split into fructose and glucose; and (3) transfers of fructose to an acceptor forming an oligosaccharide (Hijum, 2003).
indicate that fructan supplementation would increase cell number and composition in Peyer's patches, and cause some immunological effects (Watzl et al.
2001) revealed that late seeded wheat contained lower concentration of highly polymerized fructan resulting in reduced resistance to snow mold.
Thornley (1987) Fructan, starch and sucrose concentrations in crested wheatgrass and redtop as affected by temperature.
Cariogenicity of Streptococcus mutans strains with defects in fructan metabolism assessed in a program-fed specific-pathogen-free rat model.