glucan


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glu·can

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

glucan

(ˈɡluːˌkæn)
n
(Chemistry) any polysaccharide consisting of a polymer of glucose, such as cellulose or starch
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Insoluble dietary fiber (lignin and cellulose) was extracted from wheat and maize, while ss glucan was extracted from barley and sorghum.
Once eaten, beta glucan forms a gel which helps bind cholesterol in the intestines and prevent it from being absorbed.
The test materials, including [beta]-glucan, were supplied from Glucan Corp.
At the facility, Tate & Lyle uses a unique patented manufacturing process, without the addition of chemicals, to transform locally sourced Swedish oats into high value ingredients such as PromOat Beta Glucan and PrOatein Oat Protein which are used in a wide variety of food and beverages including breakfast cereals, smoothies, baked goods, bars and sports shakes.
8) This exoskeletal structure is composed primarily of chitin, glucan, mannan, and glycoproteins, (9) of which glucan is an important component used in the Fungitell assay.
Jung et al (2007) suggests the need for intensive research on bacterial glucan since the industries are using only the glucan from mushrooms and yeast lysate even they are low in purity and yield due to the availability of diminutive information about bacterial glucans (5).
Mibelle Biochemistry invented in a special beta glucan from baker's yeast (magnesium carboxymethyl beta-glucan)--an active to bring the immune system once again back into balance.
Oat b- glucan increases postprandial cholecystokinin levels decreases insulin response and extends subjective satiety in overweight subjects.
Following a period of 60 minutes after oral administration of standard drug or beta- glucan, all mice were intraperitoneally injected with 1% acetic acid at a dose of 10 ml per kg body weight.
based DSM Nutritional, last month expanded its ingredient portfolio with the acquisition of the OatWell brand of beta glucan from Swedish Oat Fiber (SOF).
Norwegiane life science company, ImmunoMedic, has announced that it is preparing to launch its ultra pure beta 1,3/1,6 glucan ingredient, Betox-93, in the North American market.