This book presents an overview on different pathways leading to the production of bioactive oligosaccharides for biotechnological applications. Mostly, these carbohydrate oligomers constitute a nutritional source of “fiber” (prebiotic) that is beneficial to bacterial growth in the lower distal part of the human intestinal tract promoting health, and general well-being. Oligosaccharides, like some of their polysaccharide counterparts, can induce innate immune responses, and this unique property has led to potential applications for their commercialization as immunoceuticals.
|Publisher:||Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated|
|Series:||Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)|