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  • noun biochemistry A glucan produced by a certain bacterium

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Examples

  • Interestingly, treatment of DCs with particulate curdlan, which specifically engages Dectin-1, results in the phosphorylation of both PLC

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  • All of beta-glucan preparations were seen to "significantly increase" the paste viscosities of the rice starch suspensions during pasting; pasting temperatures were decreased with oat and curdlan beta-glucans but were unaffected by the barley and yeast beta-glucans.

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  • All the beta-glucans were seen to slow the retrogradation of the rice starch gels when they were kept in refrigerated storage - but the soluble oat and barley beta-glucans were seen to do this more effectively than the insoluble curdlan and yeast beta-glucans.

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  • Little work has been done, however, on the effects of oat, barley, curdlan and spent brewers 'yeast beta-glucans.

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