Effects of an exopolysaccharide (kefiran) on lipids, blood pressure, blood glucose, and constipation.

@article{Maeda2004EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of an exopolysaccharide (kefiran) on lipids, blood pressure, blood glucose, and constipation.},
  author={Hiroaki Maeda and Xi Zhu and Kazunobu Omura and Shiho Suzuki and Shinichi Kitamura},
  journal={BioFactors},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 1-4},
  pages={197-200}
}
Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens was reported to produce an exopolysaccharide named kefiran. In the present study, we developed a new medium, rice hydrolyzate (RH) medium, for the culture of L. kefiranofaciens. Structural analyses revealed that the exopolysaccharide produced by L. kefiranofaciens from RH medium was composed of a hexasaccharide repeating unit, and essentially identical to the kefiran reported in previous studies. A study on the effects of kefiran in animals demonstrated that… CONTINUE READING

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