fructooligosaccharide


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fructooligosaccharide

a naturally occurring fructan sugar used as a prebiotic in petfoods. It acts like a fiber, passing undigested to the large intestine where it is extensively fermented by colonic bacteria.
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The industrial production of fructooligosaccharide uses [beta]-fructofuranosidase enzyme to catalyze the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose, and promote the link of a fructose moiety to another sucrose molecule (Flores-Maltos et al.
Effects of fructooligosaccharide on conversion of L-tryptophan to skatole and indole by mixed populations of pig fecal bacteria.
Specifically, she suggested that inulin, a fructooligosaccharide, and a major constituent of several herbs, was found to have bacterial anti-adherent properties.
The effects of added fructooligosaccharide (raftilosa[R]P95) and inulinase in the faecal quality and digestibility in dogs.
An evaluation of fructooligosaccharide in diets for broiler chickens and effects on salmonellae contamination of carcasses.
Levitt, "Gaseous Response to Ingestion of a Poorly Absorbed Fructooligosaccharide Sweetener," Am.
Chicago -- Ten patients with moderate Crohn's disease took supplements of fructooligosaccharide, a substance found in artichokes and asparagus, and showed an increase in fecal Bifidobacteria and production of mucosal dendritic cells, James Lindsay, Ph.
The two scientists, along with ISU researcher Ron Griffith, have also studied a dietary solution: fructooligosaccharide (FOS), a nondigestible, soluble-fiber carbohydrate that supports growth of beneficial bacteria.
The freeze dried Bifidobacterium bifidum cells with fructooligosaccharide, xylo-oligosaccharide, isomaltooligosaccharide and inulin at the concentration of 4-20% (v/v) showed the viability of 20, 16, 12 and 4%, respectively (18).