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Vol 1, No 3 (2010)
by 31st of December, 2010

Inulin - a versatile polysaccharide: use as food chemical and pharmaceutical agent

Abstract in English

?-D-glucopyranosyl-[?-D-fructofuranosyl](n-1)-D-fructofuranoside, commonly referred to as inulin, is natural plant-derived polysaccharide with a diverse range of food and pharmaceutical applications. It is used by the food industry as a soluble dietary fibre and fat or sugar replacement and in the pharmaceutical industry as a stabiliser and excipient. It can also be used as a precursor in the synthesis of a wide range of compounds. New uses for inulin are constantly being discovered, with recent research into its use for slow-release drug delivery. Inulin, when in a particulate form, possesses anti-cancer and immune enhancing properties. Given its increasing importance to industry, this review explains how inulin's unique physico-chemical properties bestow it with many useful pharmaceutical applications.

Language
English
Subject

Inulin, polysaccharide, fructose, excipient, vaccine, adjuvant

Type
Reviews
Firstpage Number
27-50
Keywords

Inulin, polysaccharide, fructose, excipient, vaccine, adjuvant

Date of issue
Volume
1
Issue
3
Category
Cite
MIA

Nikolai Petrovsky, et al. "Inulin - a versatile polysaccharide: use as food chemical and pharmaceutical agent" Journal of Excipients and Food Chemicals 1.3 (2010): 27-50.


Harvard

Nikolai Petrovsky, 2010. Inulin - a versatile polysaccharide: use as food chemical and pharmaceutical agent. Journal of Excipients and Food Chemicals, 1(3), pp.27-50.


Chicago

Nikolai Petrovsky. "Inulin - a versatile polysaccharide: use as food chemical and pharmaceutical agent." Journal of Excipients and Food Chemicals 1, no. 3 (2010): 27-50.


ДСТУ 2006

Nikolai Petrovsky. Inulin - a versatile polysaccharide: use as food chemical and pharmaceutical agent / Nikolai Petrovsky // Journal of Excipients and Food Chemicals. - 2010. Vol. 1. - № 3. - pp. 27-50.


ГОСТ 2008

Nikolai Petrovsky. Inulin - a versatile polysaccharide: use as food chemical and pharmaceutical agent // Journal of Excipients and Food Chemicals. 2010. № 3 (1). С. 27-50.


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