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Dextran P-DEXT
Product code: P-DEXT

100 g

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Content: 100 g
Shipping Temperature: Ambient
Storage Temperature: Ambient
Physical Form: Powder
Stability: > 10 years under recommended storage conditions
CAS Number: 9004-54-0
Source: Microbial (Leuconostoc mesenteroides)
Molecular Weight: 64,100
Purity: > 94%
Monosaccharides (%): Glucose: Arabinose: Other = 97.6: 1: 1.25
Main Chain Glycosidic Linkage: α-1,6
Substrate For (Enzyme): endo-1,6-α-Dextrinase

High purity Dextran (Leuconostoc mesenteroides) for use in research, biochemical enzyme assays and in vitro diagnostic analysis.

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Hydrophobic resin treatment of hydrothermal autohydrolysate for prebiotic applications.

Corbett, D. B., Hong, C., Venditti, R., Jameel, H. & Park, S. (2019). RSC Advances, 9(55), 31819-31827.

The production of a high-value xylooligosaccharide (XOS) prebiotic product from lignocellulosic autohydrolysate requires processing for the removal of non-carbohydrate components such as lignin and furfural. In this research, the nature of XOS dissolved in autohydrolysate is evaluated including the XOS degree of polymerization (DP) distribution and potential covalent association between XOS and lignin (LCC). The impact of these factors on the yield of XOS during treatment of Miscanthus autohydrolysate with hydrophobic resin is assessed. Over 30% of the XOS in autohydrolysate was found to be likely associated with lignin (“tied” XOS), all of which was removed during hydrophobic resin treatment along with over 90% of the dissolved lignin. However, loss of dissolved XOS during resin treatment was found to not be due solely to XOS association with lignin. Over 50% of the “free,” non-lignin-associated XOS was also removed by resin treatment. Interaction between “free” XOS and the hydrophobic resin was found to be highly dependent on DP with higher DP XOS being removed far more readily than low DP XOS. Over 80% of dissolved “free” XOS with a DP of six and above (X6+) was removed from autohydrolysate during treatment while only 17% of xylose (X1) was removed. Efforts to understand the interaction between the hydrophobic resin and XOS and to improve the recovery of XOS during hydrophobic resin treatment are presented.

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Applicability of yeast fermentation to reduce fructans and other FODMAPs.

Fraberger, V., Call, L. M., Domig, K. J. & D’Amico, S. (2018). Nutrients, 10(9), 1247.

A diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and, polyols (FODMAPs) is recommended for people affected by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and non-coeliac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) in order to reduce symptoms. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of 13 sourdough-related yeasts on FODMAP degradation, especially fructans. First, a model system containing a typical wheat carbohydrate profile was applied to evaluate the growth rate of each yeast strain. Additionally, changes in the sugar composition, for up to four days, were monitored by high-pressure anion-exchange chromatography (HPAEC). A more realistic approach with a wheat flour suspension was used to characterize CO2 production according to the Einhorn method. The reduction of the total fructans was analyzed using an enzymatic method. Furthermore, a fingerprint of the present fructans with different degrees of polymerization was analyzed by HPAEC. The results revealed strong differences in the examined yeast strains’ ability to degrade fructans, in both the model system and wheat flour. Overall, Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from Austrian traditional sourdough showed the highest degree of degradation of the total fructan content and the highest gas building capacity, followed by Torulaspora delbrueckii. Hence, this study provides novel knowledge about the FODMAP conversion of yeast strains.

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