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car·ra·gee·nan

, carrageenin (kar'ă-gē'nan, -nin),
A polysaccharide vegetable gum obtained from Irish moss; a galactosan sulfate resembling agar in molecular structure.
Synonym(s): carrageen (2) , carragheen
[Carragheen, Irish village]
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carrageenan

, carrageenin (kar?a-gen'an) [ carrageen]
The colloid extract from carrageen, used as a demulcent and thickening agent in medicines and foods.
Synonym: Irish moss See: carrageen; Chondrus
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One of such additives is carrageenan. Carrageenan has no nutritional value and is used in food manufacturing for its gelling, thickening, and emulsifying properties.
The material for the fabrication of 3D porous scaffold was poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid-co-3-hydroxyvaleric acid) (PHBV) and Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) for the degradability study of the infused carrageenan was purchased from Sigma-Aldrich[TM] (UK).
In our previous studies, we found that epithelial monolayers composed of differentiated Caco-2 cells cocultured with THP-1 cells were easily damaged by carrageenan [25].
Price, "Controlled-release tablet matrices from carrageenans: compression and dissolution studies," Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, vol.
Furthermore, it is seen that the thickness of capsule shells based on gelatin is more than the thickness of capsule shells based on carrageenan.
Joanne Tobacman, a researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, published a safety review of carrageenan in Environmental Heath Perspectives.
New production technologies recently developed by Cargill not only allow the company to use alternative and more secure raw material sources for its carrageenans, but also enable improved functionality of the seaweed extracts.
Rollema, "The revised NMR chemical shift data of carrageenans," Carbohydrate Research, vol.
Colorimetric determination of carrageenans and other anionic hydrocolloids with methylene blue, Analytical chemistry, 66: 4514 - 4521.