• oats
  • At the facility, Tate & Lyle uses a unique patented manufacturing process, without the addition of chemicals, to transform locally sourced Swedish oats into high value ingredients such as PromOat Beta Glucan and PrOatein Oat Protein which are used in a wide variety of food and beverages including breakfast cereals, smoothies, baked goods, bars and sports shakes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In 1997, the FDA approved of a claim that intake of at least 3.0 g of β-glucan from oats per day decreased absorption of dietary cholesterol and reduced the risk of coronary heart disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • The approved health claim was later amended to include these sources of β-glucan: rolled oats (oatmeal), oat bran, whole oat flour, oatrim, whole grain barley and barley beta-fiber. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, β(1,3)(1,4)-glucans are also extracted from the bran of some grains, such as oats and barley, and to a much lesser degree in rye and wheat. (wikipedia.org)
  • In oats, β-glucan is found mainly in the endosperm of the oat kernel, especially in the outer layers of that endosperm. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1997, after reviewing 33 clinical studies performed over the previous decades, the FDA approved the claim that intaking at least 3 g of β-glucan from oats per day decreased saturated fats and reduced the risk of heart disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • In oats, β-glucan is found mainly in the endosperm of the oat kernel, especially in the outer layers of that endosperm (a marked difference from barley, which contains β-glucan uniformly throughout the endosperm). (wikipedia.org)
  • Most oats contain 3-6% β-glucan by weight. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oats can be selectively bred based on favourable β-glucan levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • catalyses
  • This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction Hydrolysis of terminal (1->3)-alpha-D-glucosidic links in (1->3)-alpha-D-glucans This enzyme does not act on nigeran although it has some activity against nigerose. (wikipedia.org)
  • bioactive
  • After joining Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 1969, Peter J Wood played an instrumental role in isolating and characterizing the structure and bioactive properties of oat β-glucan. (wikipedia.org)
  • glycosidic bonds
  • Typically, β-glucans form a linear backbone with 1-3 β-glycosidic bonds but vary with respect to molecular mass, solubility, viscosity, branching structure, and gelation properties, causing diverse physiological effects in animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • starch
  • Usually β-glucan is solubilized in the extraction process with residual starch, which is then removed by hydrolysis with alpha-amylase. (wikipedia.org)
  • chitin
  • 8) This exoskeletal structure is composed primarily of chitin, glucan , mannan, and glycoproteins, (9) of which glucan is an important component used in the Fungitell assay. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • synthesis
  • Glucanase Glucans at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Berman, E.L., Gorkovenko A.A., Zubov, V.P., and Ponomarenko, V.A.,"Regio and Stereospecific Synthesis of Polyglucose with Novel Type BondSoviet J.Bioorg. (wikipedia.org)
  • form
  • Oat β-glucans can form into a random coil structure and flow with Newtonian behaviour until they reach a critical concentration at which point they become pseudoplastic. (wikipedia.org)