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Project: Arabinoxylan Oligosacharides with Impact on the Human Gut

01-MAR-05 – 28-FEB-09

Non-substituted xylo-oligosaccharides exert prebiotic effects in the human intestine. Arabinoxylan oligosaccharides (AXOS) from hemicelluloses of plants have the same xylose backbone, but are substituted with arabinose side chains. In this project it is investigated if AXOS with different degrees of polymerization and substitution have effects on the human gut microbiota and if they can be used as a new prebiotic.