Bioactive Oligosaccharides : Production, Biological Functions & Potential Commercial Applications Paperback / softback
This book presents an overview on different pathways leading to the production of bioactive oligosaccharides for biotechnological applications.
Mostly, these carbohydrate oligomers constitute a nutritional source of "fibre" (prebiotic) that is beneficial to bacterial growth in the lower distal part of the human intestinal tract promoting health, and general well-being.
Oligosaccharides, like some of their polysaccharide counterparts, can induce innate immune responses, and this unique property has led to potential applications for their commercialisation as immunoceuticals.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 63 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/07/2010
- Category: Carbohydrates
- ISBN: 9781616681494