XOS is a polymer containing 2-7 xylose monomeric units linked by β-(1,4) linkage, which is produced from lignocellulosic materials by chemical or enzymatic methods. XOS acts as a prebiotic, selectively feeding the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. XOS has undergone numerous clinical trials demonstrating multiple health benefits, including improvements in blood sugar and blood lipids, improved digestive health, laxatives, and beneficial changes in immune markers. As non-digestible food ingredients for humans, XOS exhibits many bioactivities such as stimulation of the growth of probiotic Bifidogenic and lactic acid bacteriain the gut, improvement of calcium biological availability, reduction of the risk of colon cancer, immunomodulatory properties, antioxidant effects, and antimicrobial activities.
Fig.1 XOS beneficial characteristics as prebiotic in humans. (Valladares-Diestra, et al., 2023)
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HPLC is considered to be the most powerful technique in analytical chemistry for oligosaccharides because of its efficiency in the separation, identification, and quantification at very low concentrations of any oligosaccharide or compound dissolved in any solvent.
The HPLC-FLD method is applied to products containing large amounts of XOS.
GC-MS is used for the analysis and separation of oligosaccharides.
HPAEC-PAD is used for oligosaccharides identification and determination of complex carbohydrate composition.
MALDI-TOF-MS has been known as a fast and responsive technology for acquiring fingerprints of polysaccharides.
Our XOS structural analysis includes:
Fig.2 Structural analysis of XOS by HPAEC-MS. (CD BioGlyco)
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