cyclodextrin

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cyclodextrin

(sī-klō-dĕks′trĭn)
A molecule made of linked dextrose subunits that can be used in drug delivery in the body. Cyclodextrins have lipid centers surrounded by water-soluble exteriors. This combination allows fat-soluble medicines to be carried through the bloodstream to lipid-rich organs like the brain.
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Rational design of cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase from Bacillus circulans strain 251 to increase alpha-cyclodextrin production.
Alpha-cyclodextrin, a patented fiber, is the primary ingredient in the formula that helps absorb fat molecules from food before it enters the bloodstream.
Researchers have identified a natural fiber called alpha-cyclodextrin that selectively absorbs and eliminates bad fats such as trans fat or saturated fat while leaving good fats like omega-3s untouched to deliver their benefits.
What s more, WACKER will be presenting CAVAMAXA W6 alpha-cyclodextrin, which acts as a stabilizer, permitting innovative food applications such as coconut milk powder without caseinates, or fat-free fruit desserts.
One of the team, Zhichang Liu, mixed a sugar named alpha-cyclodextrin, which is derived from cornstarch, with dissolved gold salt in the hopes of creating some sort of three-dimensional cubic structure.
WACKER will be present at the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2013, where the company will introduce CAVAMAXA W6 alpha-cyclodextrin as a vegetarian-grade stabilizer for novel food applications, such as cake icings with no solid fats, egg-free fillings for confectionery products, and fat-free fruit mousses.
The EU assessment report confirms that alpha-cyclodextrin can reduce blood sugar peaks following a high-starch meal.
They include a wide range of health claims for probiotics as well as a few other substances, for example, related to vitamin K2 and vascular health, prunes and bowel function, lutein and eye health, soy isoflavones and menopause/bone health, alpha-cyclodextrin and glucose homeostasis, polyphenols from olive and lipid metabolism and lactotripeptides/peptides and the cardiovascular system.
The product consists of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) microencapsulated on a molecular level with alpha-cyclodextrin.