Polysaccharides: Bioactivity and Biotechnology

Polysaccharides: Bioactivity and Biotechnology


This authoritative reference paintings offers complete information regarding essentially the most very important and such a lot standard periods of (bio)organic compounds: the polysaccharides. the great and carefully up to date instruction manual provides the assets, id, research, biosynthesis, biotechnology and functions of significant polysaccharides likes starches, cellulose, chitin, gum and microbial polysaccharides. Polysaccharides can show advanced constitution and diverse practical actions. those bio macromolecules can for that reason function uncooked fabrics for numerous various fabrics, e.g. rayon, cellulose acetate, celluloid and nitrocellulose; they usually locate a number of functions, for example as surgical threads (chitin), as resources of strength, nutritional fibers, as blood movement adjuvants, in cosmetics, emulsion stabilizers, movie formers, binders, viscosity expanding brokers or pores and skin conditioning agenta, as meals ingredients in gums, chewing gum bases and as vaccines. Polysaccharides form the foundation for useful products, like xanthan gum, dextran, welan gum, gellan gum, diutan gum and pullulan. a number of the polysaccharide-derived items have fascinating and beneficial homes and exhibit organic actions, reminiscent of immunomodulatory, antibacterial, anti-mutagenic, radioprotective, anti-oxidative, anti-ulcer, antidepressant, anti-septicaemic or anti inflammatory activities. All those purposes and houses of polysaccharides are for the 1st time compiled in a radical and accomplished evaluate within the current paintings. This reference paintings is prepared thematically in 4 components: half I. Polysaccharides: prevalence, constitution, Distribution and Biotechnology. half II. Methods. Part  III. Bioactive Polysaccharides. half IV. Polysaccharides as Food. This reference paintings is edited by way of skilled experts, all chapters are written by way of good well-known overseas specialists. It is useful to all these operating within the box of botany, phytochemistry, pharmacy, drug supply, molecular biology, metabolomics, forestry, surroundings, conservation, biotechnology and NGOs operating for wooded area safety.

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