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 (glo͞o′kăn′ -kən)
Any of various polysaccharides that are polymers of glucose and are components of the cell walls of plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria.

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(Chemistry) any polysaccharide consisting of a polymer of glucose, such as cellulose or starch
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M2 PRESSWIRE-September 4, 2019-: Beta Glucan Market 2019: Global Key Players, Trends, Share, Industry Size, Segmentation, Opportunities, Forecast To 2026
Traces of ( endotoxin , a microbial agent found in Gram-negative bacteria, and ( glucan , a molecule found in the cell walls of most fungi, were found in the 75 e-cigarette cartridges (singe-use) and e-liquids (refillable material).
Therefore, as a first step toward assessing potential hazards to EC users, we assayed samples of EC cartridges and e-liquids sold by the top 10 retail brands in the United States for endotoxin and glucan contamination.
Glucan is located at position 1,3 and 1,6 on the glucose chain and can distinguish glucan belonging to fungi with the property of wheat or similar crops, where [beta]-glucan can be found in 1,3 and 1,4 [Figure 2].
Preparations and administration of drugs: [beta]-glucan (Glucan Corp., Korea), [beta]-glucan of the UV-induced mutant of A.
Beta glucan, another polysaccharide, is a dietary fiber that is known to have many health benefits.
latifolia 1,3-[beta]-glucan synthases contained two catalytic domains (Fks1 and glucan synthase) and were separated by the transmembrane domain TM1.
Fonood, "Effect of beta glucan and carboxymethyl cellulose on lipid oxidation and fatty acid composition of pre-cooked shrimp nugget during storage," LWT-Food Science and Technology, vol.
Insoluble dietary fiber (lignin and cellulose) was extracted from wheat and maize, while ss glucan was extracted from barley and sorghum.
OATS AND BARLEY Both oats and barley are rich in soluble fibre called beta glucan. Once eaten, beta glucan forms a gel which helps bind cholesterol in the intestines and prevent it from being absorbed.
Highly purified Saccharomyces cerevisiae [beta]-1,3/1,6 glucan (Beta G[R] Nutribem, SA de CV, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) was added to the experimental diets.
Isolation and composition of alkali soluble glucan from cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.