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Lactulose: Production, purification and potential applications.
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PMID:  21856402     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lactulose a "bifidus factor" is composed of galactose and fructose, which can be produced by the isomerization of lactose. It is a prebiotic carbohydrate which stimulates the growth of health-promoting bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli and at the same time inhibits growth of pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella. It can also be used for the treatment of constipation, hepatic encephalopathy, tumour prevention, and to maintain blood glucose and insulin level. This review provides comprehensive information on the different techniques used for the production of lactulose, purification and analysis and besides this mechanism of action and its potential applications in food and pharmaceutical industries have also been discussed.
Authors:
Parmjit S Panesar; Shweta Kumari
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology advances     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403708     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Adv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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