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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2018 Vol.19 No.7 P.505-514


Depolymerized konjac glucomannan: preparation and application in health care

Author(s):  Min Jiang, Heng Li, Jin-Song Shi, Zheng-Hong Xu

Affiliation(s):  School of Pharmaceutical, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   shijs@163.com

Key Words:  Konjac glucomannan, Depolymerized konjac glucomannan, Prebiotics, Immune response, Antioxidant

Min Jiang, Heng Li, Jin-Song Shi, Zheng-Hong Xu. Depolymerized konjac glucomannan: preparation and application in health care[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2018, 19(7): 505-514.

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konjac glucomannan (KGM) is a water-soluble polysaccharide obtained from the roots and tubers of konjac plants. Recently, a degraded product of KGM, depolymerized KGM (DKGM), has attracted attention because of its low viscosity, improved hydrophily, and favorable physiological functions. In this review, we describe the preparation of DKGM and its prebiotic effects. Other health benefits of DKGM, covering antioxidant and immune activity, are also discussed, as well as its safety. DKGM could be a candidate for use as a tool for the treatment of various diseases, including intestinal flora imbalance, and oxidative- and immune-related disorders.



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