Trehalose: a review of properties, history of use and human tolerance, and results of multiple safety studies.

@article{Richards2002TrehaloseAR,
  title={Trehalose: a review of properties, history of use and human tolerance, and results of multiple safety studies.},
  author={Agnes Richards and Steven G. Krakowka and Lewis Dexter and Helena Schmid and Andr{\'e} P. M. Wolterbeek and D H Waalkens-Berendsen and A Shigoyuki and Masashi Kurimoto},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={871-98}
}
This paper contains a review of the history, natural occurrence, human consumption, metabolism, manufacture, and the results of eight standardized animal safety studies using trehalose. Trehalose (alpha,alpha-trehalose) is a naturally occurring sugar containing two D-glucose units in an alpha,alpha-1,1 linkage. Trehalose functions in many organisms as an energy source or a protectant against the effects of freezing or dehydration. It also possesses physical and/or chemical properties that are… CONTINUE READING
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