galactomannan


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galactomannan

[gə¦lak·tō′man·ən]
(biochemistry)
Any of a group of polysaccharides which are composed ofD-galactose andD-mannose units, are soluble in water, and form highly viscous solutions; they are plant mucilages existing as reserve carbohydrates in the endosperm of leguminous seeds.
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Negativity of galactomannan antigen and absence of typical radiological signs of aspergillosis can favor a diagnosis of fusariosis, whereas recent studies reported that galactomannan can also be positive in cases of fusariosis (5), (6).
Hemicell[R] is a patented enzyme-based feed ingredient with primary enzymatic activity, endo-[beta]-D-mannanase which degrades galactomannan polymers.
Cationic derivatives of guar gum, another galactomannan, have been successfully used in conditioning shampoos in combination with silicones to impart improved combing and sensory properties.
Structural characterization of galactomannan from Cassia occidentalis seeds.
The first ingredient selected by Frutarom is FenuLife, a deodorized galactomannan fibre from fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Due to its specific composition, consisting of a combination of three starches, a galactomannan and a gelling carrageenan, Lygomme[TM]ACH Optimum functional system is not liable to price volatility, eliminating fluctuations in recipe cost.
In this international effort, scientists tested an edible coating based on a novel galactomannan polysaccharide, extracted from Gleditsia triacanthos, on semi-hard goat and cow milk cheese.
Mitigating against the need for optimal detection of all fungal pathogens by blood culture, alternative and more sensitive methods exist for detection of Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus fumigatus, and other filamentous fungi; specifically, the cryptococcal antigen test, the Platelia galactomannan assay (Bio-Rad, Hercules, Calif) for invasive aspergillus, and the Histoplasma urinary antigen test.
Morris, "Viscosity-Molecular Weight Relationships, Intrinsic Chain Flexibility, and Dynamic Solution Properties of Guar Galactomannan," Carbohydr.
Diagnostic strategy includes a high index of suspicion, surveillance using the galactomannan assay and obtaining timely tissue sampling.
A galactomannan has been described from a related species Peltigera aphthosa (Gorin and Iacomini, 1985), but the polysaccharide content of P.
The goal was to identify and isolate the molecular components for producing galactomannan - the gum in the seeds of guar and carob plants - and to determine if it could be produced in soybeans and other commercial crops," said Kanwarpal S.