Marine Poly- and Oligosaccharides as Prebiotics

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The marine environment can increase the global production of biomass. Interest in marine macroalgae and microorganisms has increased tremendously as a result of international agendas and market trends promoting sustainability as well as healthy food. Macroalgae and marine microorganisms contain unique poly- and oligosaccharides with different substitutions, e.g., sulfation or carboxylation. There is great potential to find prebiotic compounds from these marine-derived saccharides. However, the exact composition and substituent distribution needed for the activity is to a large extent unexplored. In depth investigations of these compounds will provide us with novel insights on the specific structures required for the observed functions.

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  • Food Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11544-11549
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volume66
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 7
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes