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glucan

[′glü‚kan]
(biochemistry)
A polysaccharide composed of the hexose sugarD-glucose.
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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.
Little is known about the specific effect that [beta]-1,3/1,6 glucans may have over the nonspecific immune system of channel catfish; therefore, the present study was designed to assess the influence of purified [beta]-1,3/1,6 glucans on hematological parameters, focusing on those associated to the nonspecific immune response.
2) Beta glucans can form large cylindrical molecules containing up to 250,000 glucose units.
However, high level of beta glucan (60 ppm, 60 BG) treatment showed numerically lower feed consumption than other treatments.
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.
1,3 glucan by the novel bacterial strain Bacillus cereus LVK13 (KC 898956) (11) was optimized by Plackett-Burman design and Response surface methodology.
The results further suggest that more studies should be carried out with beta- glucans from different sources [particularly the (1[right arrow]3),(1[right arrow]6) type] to fully determine the pharmacological and beneficial effects of these type of glucans.
Fungal cell wall [beta]-1,3 glucans induce clotting and phenoloxidase attachment to foreign surfaces of crayfish hemocyte lysate.
Compounds within the cranberry disrupt enzymes known as glucosyltransferases that bacteria use to build glucans.
It is crucial to point out that all beta-glucans, even all yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucans, do not share the same capacity to stimulate or modulate the Immune response.
Dr John Rees, medical scientist and founder of JRBiomedical, said: "Beta glucans can change the way our immune system functions.