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Mannan biotechnology: from biofuels to health.
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PMID:  25025271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Mannans of different structure and composition are renewable bioresources that can be widely found as components of lignocellulosic biomass in softwood and agricultural wastes, as non-starch reserve polysaccharides in endosperms and vacuoles of a wide variety of plants, as well as a major component of yeast cell walls. Enzymatic hydrolysis of mannans using mannanases is essential in the pre-treatment step during the production of second-generation biofuels and for the production of potentially health-promoting manno-oligosaccharides (MOS). In addition, mannan-degrading enzymes can be employed in various biotechnological applications, such as cleansing and food industries. In this review, fundamental knowledge of mannan structures, sources and functions will be summarized. An update on various aspects of mannan-degrading enzymes as well as the current status of their production, and a critical analysis of the potential application of MOS in food and feed industries will be given. Finally, emerging areas of research on mannan biotechnology will be highlighted.
Authors:
Montarop Yamabhai; Suttipong Sak-Ubol; Witsanu Srila; Dietmar Haltrich
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical reviews in biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1549-7801     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Rev. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8505177     Medline TA:  Crit Rev Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-11     Citation Subset:  -    
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