In this recently published Catalysis Science & Technology article, Tatiana Felix Ferreira and colleagues from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro extract beta-glucan from yeast cell walls.
Glucans are an important part of a good diet as they help keep the immune system healthy and are important in glycemia control. Glucans are a type of polysaccharide, and include substances like cellulose.
Ferreira’s team wanted to obtain partially hydrolysed beta-glucan as this is more easily absorbed by the digestive system. Read the full article to find out how they did this…
A new method to obtain β-glucan from Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells
Tatiana Felix Ferreira, Leonardo Rodrigues de Andrade, Maria Alice Zarur Coelho and Maria Helena Miguez da Rocha-Leão
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0CY00057D