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phy·tin

(fī'tin),
The calcium magnesium salt of phytic acid; a dietary supplement used to provide calcium, organic phosphorus, and myo-inositol.

phytin

(fi'tin)
A calcium or magnesium salt of inositol and hexaphosphoric acid, present in cereals.
See: inositol

phytin

the calcium and magnesium salt of phytic acid.
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Phytase is a specific phosphatase that removes P from phytin.
Ellis LC, Tillman AD (1960) Utilization of phytin phosphorus in wheat bran by sheep.
Dithiolthiones, Phenolics and Phytin in Mustards Dithiolthiones
The anti-nutritional nature of phytin lies in its ability to chelate certain mineral elements especially Ca, Mg, Fe and Zn, thereby rendering them metabolically unavailable and leading to the subsequent development of osteomalacia when certain legumes and cereals are fed to growing animals [26].
Free soluble phosphate reserves plays vital role in energy transfer, metabolic regulation, and important structural constituent of biomolecules like phytin bodies in the ungerminated seeds, protein and nucleotide phosphorylation [25,27].
Native soil phosphorus is organically bound and available in the form of phytin, or its derivatives, has low solubility and mobility, and thus is not accessible to plants.
Isolation of high phytin containing particles from rice grains using an aqueous polymer two phase sistem.
Phytic acid is also identified as phytate or phytin.
For example, soybeans are known to contain various antimetabolic compounds such as phytin, trypsin inhibitors, and oligosacchrides as well as proteins that elicit allergenic responses leading to adverse gastric responses in some segments of the human and animal populations.
Potassium had been found to accumulate in the parts of the plant in which cell division and growth processes were actively proceeding; calcium influenced the water economy of the plant and the protein carbohydrates in many physiological processes and magnesium was confirmed a constituent of the chlorophyll, protochlorophyll, pectin and phytin while the micro nutrients though required in very small quantities were also involved in the plant metabolic processes (Modi and Asanzi, 2008).
The test ingredients and experimental diets were analyzed for proximate composition (dry matter, crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre, carbohydrate and ash) and for antinutrients, tannin, phytin and oxalate before the start of the experiment using AOAC standard methods [11].