Dectin-1 is required for beta-glucan
recognition and control of fungal infection.
USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Aberdeen has also prioritized breeding food lines with elevated beta-glucan
levels the challenge for breeders is that lines with more beta-glucan
also tend to yield less.
The role of beta-glucan
receptors on blood and tissue leukocytes in phagocytosis and metabolic activation.
Led by Rachel Burton, the research team was looking into the evolutionary history of the beta-glucan
when they made this discovery.
29 March 2017 - US-based nutritional ingredient company Kemin Industries has acquired beta-glucan
manufacturing technology from US-based Algal Scientific, the company said.
Temelli, "Grain fractionation technologies for cereal beta-glucan
concentration," Food Research International, vol.
11, 2016), which included an analysis of data from 58 clinical trials, found that diets enriched with about 3.5 grams a day of beta-glucan
fiber (a type of fiber present in oats) reduced LDL cholesterol by 4.2 percent, non-HDL cholesterol by 4.8 percent, and apoB by 2.3 percent.
It is 100 times more soluble than beta-glucan
through a process called carboxymethylation, developed and patented by a Swiss company called Mibelle Biochemistry.
The function of human NK cells is enhanced by beta-glucan
, a ligand of CR3 (CD11b/CD18).
Amaranth flour contains lysine, an essential amino acid, and oats contain beta-glucan
, known for lowering blood cholesterol.
Both products, Star of Hope Children's Milk Vigorous and Star of Hope Children's Milk Smart, are fortified with Wellmune, a yeast beta-glucan
with the ability to strengthen children's immune systems naturally.
Mibelle Biochemistry invented in a special beta glucan from baker's yeast (magnesium carboxymethyl beta-glucan
)--an active to bring the immune system once again back into balance.