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Glucooligosaccharides from Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-742 (ATCC 13146): a potential prebiotic.
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PMID:  12355319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is an emerging market for functional oligosaccharides for use in foods. Currently, technology for the production of oligosaccharides is limited to extraction from plant sources, acid or enzymatic hydrolysis of polysaccharides or synthesis by transglycosylation reactions. Oligosaccharides can also be produced using a Leuconostoc fermentation and restricting the polymer size by addition of maltose. Maltose limits the dextransucrase reaction, yielding high concentrations of alpha-glucooligosaccharides. Branched oligomers produced by this process were readily catabolized by bifidobacteria and lactobacilli but were not readily utilized by either Salmonella sp. or Escherichia coli, pointing toward their use in intestinal microflora modification.
C-H Chung; D F Day
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1367-5435     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-30     Completed Date:  2003-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705544     Medline TA:  J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Science, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bifidobacterium / metabolism
Chromatography, Thin Layer
Escherichia coli / growth & development,  metabolism
Glucosyltransferases / metabolism
Isomaltose / metabolism
Lactobacillus / metabolism
Leuconostoc / classification*,  enzymology,  metabolism*
Maltose / metabolism
Oligosaccharides / biosynthesis*,  chemistry
Salmonella typhimurium / growth & development,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oligosaccharides; 499-40-1/Isomaltose; 69-79-4/Maltose; EC 2.4.1.-/Glucosyltransferases; EC

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