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alginate

[′al·jə‚nāt]
(botany)
An algal polysaccharide that is a major constituent of the cell walls of brown algae.
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These newer alginate products are being marketed with the pretext of having certain qualities that make them superior to the conventional alginates.
Keywords: Urease, Immobilization, Calcium alginate, Aspergillus fumigatus, Animal feed.
Alginates can be isolated from cells and are commercially available.
Among the most commonly used polymers as encapsulating material, there is the sodium alginate which is capable of forming a highly versatile matrix, biocompatible and non-toxic for the protection of active components, cells and mainly probiotic microorganisms sensible to heat, pH, oxygen, and other factors in which the foods are exposed during its processing and storage (GOH et al.
Bordin DS, Masharova AA, Firsova LD, Kozhurina TS, Safonova OV Evaluation of action, efficacy, and onset dynamics of a single dose of alginates in patients with heartburn and GERD.
2004), followed by the alginates because of their capacity to form a weak gel with a lower degree of crosslinking and a lower water-retaining capacity (Lieberman & Lachman 1982).
Variables studied were the treatments: uncoated fruit, fruit coated with 1% sodium alginate and fruit coated with 3% cellulose acetate, under room and chilling temperatures, and the storage time (0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 days).
1 shows photomicrograph of sodium alginate NO4-600 at magnifications 100, 200 and 500.
Tests show that alginate, found in sea kelp, can suppress the digestion of fat in the gut, News.
New research published today has identified the chemical properties of alginates which prevent fat from being digested, allowing experts to produce a league table of the most effective seaweeds.