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Prebiotic Activity of Purified Xylobiose Obtained from Ragi (Eleusine coracana, Indaf-15) Bran.

Chithra, M. and Muralikrishna, G. (2012) Prebiotic Activity of Purified Xylobiose Obtained from Ragi (Eleusine coracana, Indaf-15) Bran. Indian Journal of Microbiology , 52 (2). pp. 251-257. ISSN 0046-8991

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The role of prebiotics in improving human health has attracted global attention and the research is mostly focused on the strains belonging to the genera Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. Non-digestible oligosaccharides hold significant role in recent research due to their prebiotic nature. Soluble polysaccharides (SP, 14.4%), isolated from ragi bran consisted mainly of arabinose and xylose with minor quantities of rhamnose, mannose, galactose and glucose. Ragi bran SP subjected to purified endoxylanase (from 96 h ragi malt) treatment to obtain xylo-oligosaccharides which were further purified on Biogel P-2 followed by HPLC. The purified oligosaccharide yielded (RO-1; 17.9%) was identified as xylobiose by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (282 ? 23 = 305) and 1HNMR. In vitro studies carried out using Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus sp. proved the prebiotic nature of the crude xylo-oligosaccharides (XOs) and RO-1. Acetate was found to be the chief short chain fatty acid released during fermentation of both crude XOs and purified xylobiose and 24 h bacterial culture showed high xylanase activity (1020–1690 lU min-1).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bifidogenic bacteria Prebiotic activity Ragi Xylanase Xylo-oligosacccharides
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 05 Enzymes
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals > 05 Ragi (Finger Millet)
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 10:52
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 08:41
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/10968

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