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Prebiotic Potential of Xylo-Oligosaccharides

  • H. Mäkeläinen
  • M. Juntunen
  • O. Hasselwander

Abstract

Xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) are chains of xylose molecules linked with β1–4 bonds (Figure 8.1 ) with degree of polymerization ranging from 2 to 10.

Keywords

Short Chain Fatty Acid Defecation Frequency Bifidobacterium Lactis Human Intervention Study Pure Culture Study 
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List of Abbreviations

ACF

aberrant crypt foci

AcXOS

acetylated xylo-oligosaccharides

AXOS

arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides

DMH

1,2-dimethylhydrazine

dp

degree of polymerization

FOS

fructo-oligosaccharides

GlcA(me)XOS

xylo-oligosaccharides containing a 4-O-methylglucuronic acid group

GOS

galacto-oligosaccharides

IMO

isomalto-oligosaccharides

nXOS

non-substituted xylo-oligosaccharides

OD

optical density

SCFA

short chain fatty acids

SOS

soybean oligosaccharides

TOS

transgalacto-oligosaccharides

XOS

xylo-oligosaccharides

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Mäkeläinen
    • 1
  • M. Juntunen
    • 1
  • O. Hasselwander
    • 2
  1. 1.Health & Nutrition, Danisco FinlandKantvikFinland
  2. 2.Technology & Business DevelopmentDanisco (UK) LimitedRedhilUK

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