beta-glucan


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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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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.