Navigation Links
Engineering wheat arabinoxylan for new applications
Date:5/5/2010

Arabinoxylan, the major dietary fibre component of wheat bran, is important both from the technological and nutritional point of view. New enzymatic technologies were developed in the HEALTHGRAIN project to partly and selectively degrade arabinoxylan. The results offer potential for a new soluble fibre ingredient based on wheat bran.

The health benefits of cereal fibre, in particular in the prevention of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, are today generally recognized. Authoritative dietetic associations all around the world recommend consumption of cereal based products containing bran and fibre over products prepared from refined cereals. Arabinoxylan is the major dietary fibre component of both wheat and rye. It thus offers many possibilities for new ingredient manufacture.

Xylanase enzymes offer an efficient and specific tool to solubilise arabinoxylan polymers, and further to produce short-chain arabinoxylan oligosaccharides (AXOs). New xylanase enzymes were identified and characterized to have specific activities, and also to operate in the high temperature conditions during baking. One approach was to enzymatically solubilize AXOs in situ during the breadmaking process. An enzymatic process for AXOs production has already been developed (www.fugeia.be). Furthermore, extensive ball milling was shown to degrade arabinoxylans, offering tentative new possibilities for AXOs design.

A major feature of AXOs is that, in the colon, they are fermented to short chain fatty acids in general and butyric acid in particular. Butyric acid is important for the large intestinal mucosa cells. Arabinoxylan and AXOs are also known to be bifidogenic, ie they promote the growth of Bifidobacterium in the gut. The potential antioxidant power of AXOS deserves further studies.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jan A. Delcour
jan.delcour@biw.kuleuven.be
321-632-1634
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Research & Entrepreneurship Day 2010: Engineering Innovation
2. Ultrasound pioneer receives highest award in engineering profession
3. Scientists create artificial human skin with biomechanical properties using tissue engineering
4. Michael Betenbaugh wins 2010 Cell Culture Engineering award
5. Convergent evolution in lignin biosynthesis: Tools for re-engineering biomass composition
6. Tissue engineering, imaging neuronal circuits featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
7. Clemson researcher receives grant to study engineering enrollment of women, minorities
8. Carnegie Mellons Sanna Gaspard named New Face of Engineering
9. New biomedical engineering chair earns high honors
10. Ocean geoengineering scheme no easy fix for global warming
11. NTU sets up centre on micro-organism research for environmental engineering and sustainability
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/16/2017)... May 16, 2017  Veratad Technologies, LLC ( www.veratad.com ... age and identity verification solutions, announced today they will ... 2017, May 15 thru May 17, 2017, in ... International Trade Center. Identity impacts the ... in today,s quickly evolving digital world, defining identity is ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert ... a media edge server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid ... software provided by Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the ... the NAB show at the Las Vegas ... ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... ... at a CAGR of 30.37% during the period 2017-2021. ... based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. ... the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/14/2017)... ... September 14, 2017 , ... Cambridge Semantics ... today announced that its Anzo Smart Data Lake has been named a ... and solutions that help organizations succeed in surpassing their knowledge management goals. KMWorld ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... ... September 12, 2017 , ... ... highly scalable cloud-based platform for ambulatory patient monitoring and clinical trial support, earned ... Clinical Trials conference in Boston. , Launched in 2005, PhysIQ leverages artificial ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... It wasn’t just the San Diego temps that soared this ... Lajollacooks4u has had a record-breaking number of guests for corporate cooking challenges, team events ... celebrate company outings, family get-togethers, anniversaries and milestone birthdays. While all groups gathered ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... ... September 12, 2017 , ... VetStem Biopharma, Inc. , announced ... and VetStem has full license to that patent. This patent covers ... cell itself, combining this stem cell with matrix materials, and incorporating the stem cells ...
Breaking Biology Technology: