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Recent advances on physiological functions and biotechnological production of epilactose.
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PMID:  23318840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Epilactose (4-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-D-mannose), an epimer of lactose, is a rare disaccharide existing extremely small quantities in heat-treated milk, in which epilactose is produced by non-enzymatic catalysis from lactose. This disaccharide is a kind of non-digestible carbohydrate, has a good prebiotic effect, and promotes intestinal mineral absorption. This article presents a review of recent studies on epilactose formation in food system, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and its physiological functions. In addition, the biochemical properties and kinetic parameters of the epilactose-producing enzyme, cellobiose 2-epimerase, are compared, and the biotechnological production of epilactose from lactose is reviewed.
Wanmeng Mu; Qiuxi Li; Chen Fan; Chen Zhou; Bo Jiang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology and biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0614     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406612     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, 214122, China,
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