In vivo formation of arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides by dietary endo-xylanase alters arabinoxylan utilization in broilers

Dimitrios Kouzounis, Melliana C. Jonathan, Natalia Soares, Mirjam A. Kabel, Henk A. Schols*

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Abstract

Previously, arabinoxylan (AX) depolymerization by dietary endo-xylanase was observed in the broiler ileum, but released arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides (AXOS) were not characterized in detail. This study aimed at extracting and identifying AXOS released in vivo in broilers, in order to delineate the influence of endo-xylanase on AX utilization. Hereto, digesta from the gizzard, ileum, ceca and excreta of broilers fed a wheat-soybean diet without (Con) or with endo-xylanase supplementation (Enz) were assessed. Soluble AX content in the ileum was higher for Enz diet (26.9%) than for Con diet (18.8%), indicating a different type and amount of AX entering the ceca. Removal of maltodextrins and fructans enabled monitoring of AX depolymerization to AXOS (Enz diet) using HPSEC-RI and HPAEC-PAD. A recently developed HILIC-MSn methodology allowed AXOS (DP 4–10) identification in ileal digesta and excreta. Xylanase-induced AXOS formation coincided with decreased total tract AX recovery, which indicated improved AX hindgut utilization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number119527
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Volume291
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022

Keywords

  • Arabinoxylan
  • Arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides
  • Broiler
  • endo-xylanase
  • In vivo

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