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beta-glucan

, β-glucan (bāt′ă-gloo′kăn)
Any of a class of complex carbohydrate nutrients, derived from yeast, with immune-stimulating and antimicrobial activity in laboratory experiments. They are promoted as dietary supplements.
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Diet high in oat b-glucan activates the guthypothalamic (PYY3-36-NPY) axis and increases satiety in diet-induced obesity in mice.
Molecular aspects of cereal b-glucan functionality: Physical properties, technological applications and physiological effects.
Enhancement of radioprotection and anti-tumor immunity by yeast-derived b-glucan in mice.
Effects of single or combined dietary supplementation of b-glucan and kefir on growth performance, blood characteristics and meat quality in broilers.
b-glucans are responsible for the poor nutritive value of these cereals (Annison and Choct, 1991) and the addition of b-glucan degrading enzymes improves the nutritive value of cereals (Wang et al.
Oat and barley have the highest concentrations of b-glucan, whereas low b-glucan content was known in wheat grains (Genc et al.
The title of the new Clinical Cancer Research paper is "Yeast-Derived b-Glucan Augments the Therapeutic Efficacy Mediated by Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Monoclonal Antibody in Human Carcinoma Xenograft Models.
Extraction of b-Glucan from Oat Bran in Laboratory Scale Cereal Chem.
Structural characterization of water-soluble b-glucan of oat bran.
The ASCO poster presentation is entitled, "Cytotoxicity of Bevacizumab is Enhanced by b-glucan in Tumors Expressing Membrane-Bound VEGF.