Oligosaccharides: Food Sources, Biological Roles and Health Implications


Lori S. Schweizer (Editor)
Stanley J. Krebs (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the food sources, biological roles and health implications of oligosaccharides. Topics discussed in this compilation include functional oligosacchardes and their positive health benefits on the digestive system; prebiotic oligosaccharides; behaviour of dietary oligosaccharides in the human gastrointestinal tract; the role of human milk oligosaccharides in preventing respiratory infections in infants; alterations in the glycosylation patterns of alpha-1 glycoprotein in the diagnostic detection of breast cancer; production of oligosaccharides with low molecular weights, secoiridoids and phenolic glycosides from thermally treated olive by-products; supramolecular analytical applications of cyclodextrins and their derivatives using fluorescence spectroscopy; utiization of soy oligosaccharides during fermentation by lactobacilli; impact of low oligosaccharide soybean meal on nutrient digestibility, growth performance, and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens; lipo-oligosaccharides in Miller Fisher Syndrome; and oligosaccharides from ancient beverages fermented by symbiotic cultures. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Oligosaccharides: A Key for Gut Health
(Haydé A. Vergara-Castañeda, B. Dave Oomah, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña, Hector Pool, Rocio Campos-Vega, Nucitec, S.A. de C.V., Departamento de Investigación, Comerciantes, Colonia Peñuelas, Querétaro, Qro, México, and others)

Prebiotic Oligosaccharides, Resistant Starch, and Sugar Alcohols in Lentils: Implications for Obesity
(Casey Johnson, Dil Thavarajah, Pushparajah Thavarajah, Shiv Kumar, School of Food Systems, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, and others)
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Behaviour of Dietary Oligosaccharides in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract
(Fraser L. Courts, Liz K. Wells, Stephanie K. Allen, Huw S. Jones, HONEI, Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Cottingham, Hull, UK)

The Role of Human Milk Oligosaccharides in Preventing Respiratory Infections in Infants
(Mariarosaria Marotta, Rita M. Hickey, Food for Health Ireland, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland)

Alterations in the Glycosylation Pattern of Alpha-1-Glycoprotein May be Diagnostic for the Detection of Breast Cancer and/or Reducing the Effect of Chemotherapy <i>In Vivo</i>
(Kate Doak, Jodi Flaws, Yvonne Cruickshank, Kevin D. Smith, School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh, Scotland, and others)

Production of Oligosaccharides with Low Molecular Weights, Secoiridoids and Phenolic Glycosides from Thermally Treated Olive By-Products
Juan Fernández-Bolaños, Fátima Rubio-Senent, Antonio Lama-Muñoz, Aránzazu García, Guillermo Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Instituto de la Grasa, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain)

Supramolecular Analytical Applications of Cyclodextrins and their Derivatives Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy
(Abdalla A. Elbashir, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, Khartoum, Sudan)

Utilization of Soy Oligosaccharides during Fermentation by Lactobacilli
(Subrota Hati, Shilpa Vij, Surajit Mandal, Kaushik Khamrui, J.B. Prajapati, Dairy Microbiology Department, S.M.C. College of Dairy Science, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, (Gujarat), India, and others)

Impact of Low Oligosaccharide Soybean Meal on Nutrient Digestibility, Growth Performance, and Carcass Characteristics of Broiler Chickens
(W. A. Dozier, III, K. R. Perryman, Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA)

Lipo-Oligosaccharides in Miller Fisher Syndrome
(Kyung Yeon Lee, Department of Pediatrics, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Republic of Korea)

Oligosaccharides from Ancient Beverages Fermented by Symbiotic Cultures
(Jose Mauricio Schneedorf, Lab. Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences Institute, Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas, MG, Brazil)



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