Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Marcello Menapace

Marcello Menapace
M & Ms Consulting Ltd., Devonshire House Manor Way,
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1QQ

  • Research Article
    Recent Advances In Nutritional Sciences: An Overview Of Glycans And MiRNAs
    Author(s): Marcello MenapaceMarcello Menapace

    There are many nutritional substances that humans consume on a daily basis: water, carbohydrates lipids and proteins are main biochemical components of food. But others in a smaller amount are vitamins minerals and enzymes. At a possibly lesser quantity are glycans and miRNAs. The presence of oligoglycans in all food sources has been an established fact for many years. These special carbohydrates are present as glycoconjugates (glycoproteins or glycolipids) in and on the surface of all the cells (glycocalyx) of all organisms that we eat and remain intact through the GI tract as we lack the enzymatic repertoire of the human body to unbind their particular β-linkages. Glycans bind to naturally present human lectins (through protein-carbohydrate interactions), but also with other human glycans (through carbohydrate-carbohydrate interactions, or CCI). Moreover, these glycans, like fi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000734

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