galactomannan


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galactomannan

(gă-lăk″tō-măn′ĭn) [″ + mann(ose)]
A polysaccharide composed of a skeleton made of the sugar mannose to which galactose side groups are attached. Detection of galactomannan in blood is used to diagnose invasive aspergillosis infections in humans.
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Under circumstances such as these it is highly recommended to enhance the diagnostic workup by including imaging tests, serial serum Galactomannan assessment and, whenever possible, Galactomannan testing and cultures from BAL fluid, rather than relying solely on empirical broad spectrum antifungal therapy.
Specificity values and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for the various methods used and compared with the gold standard, which is to culture for Candidas and also galactomannan antigen for A.
Tara galactomannan gum was not used for further study due to its poor compressibility and powder erosion from the tablet surfaces during the adhesive strength measurement, as was observed during this study.
In addition, the T5 treatment with the addition of 0.3% CMC and galactomannan (tara gum and guar gum) based stabilizer had acidity and moisture similar to those found for the doughs of the treatments with the addition of modified starches.
It is multipurpose crop grown for fodder, green manure, vegetable as well as for grain purpose but it is mostly grown for grain purpose because its endosperm contain 68-70 per cent galactomannan, which is marketable product in the form of guar gum.
"Binding of live conidia of Aspergillus fumigatus activates in vitro-generated human Langerhans cells via a lectin of galactomannan specificity," Clin Experimental Immunology 2003; 133(3): 370-377.
Serum and BAL Aspergillus galactomannan antigen assays were negative.
It also one of the most important commercial sources for seed gum "guar gum," which contains up to 75-85% of galactomannan. It is the most cost-effective natural thickener and has several other industrial applications [12].
In clinical studies the hypoglycemic action of fenugreek has been attributed to its content of galactomannan, a water soluble fiber, which inhibits glucose absorption and slows gastric emptying [25-29].