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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Results of the galactomannan assay were positive, whereas EPH results showed a decrease in the albumin/globulin (A : G) ratio to 0.
Acatris produces an odorless extract of fenugreek galactomannan (gum) called FenuLife[R] and has started a clinical research program for the product.
In the current study, galactomannan results from plasma samples were compared between birds with histologically confirmed aspergillosis and those that were clinically normal presumptively non-Aspergillus infected birds per submitting practitioners' responses to a questionnaire.
Dietary fibers represent a very heterogeneous group including mainly cellulose, inulin, galactomannan, maltodextrin, oligosaccharides, among others, which originate predominately from wheat, oats and barely, in addition to other sources such as flax, quinoa, spelt, amaranth, seaweed and coconut.
The combination resulted in significantly prolonged survival, decreased pulmonary injury, and lower serum galactomannan antigenemia.
Serologic test results for blood and urine for coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, and tuberculosis were negative, but the Histoplasma galactomannan urine antigen test (MiraVista, Indianapolis, IN, USA) result was positive at >25 ng/mL (reference <0.
1) Aspergillus antibody and galactomannan titers were negative, and protein electrophoresis results revealed an elevated level of P-globulins (1.