MALDI-TOF MS and CE-LIF Fingerprinting of Plant Cell Wall Polysaccharide Digests as a Screening Tool for Arabidopsis Cell Wall Mutants

Y. Westphal, H.A. Schols, A.G.J. Voragen, H. Gruppen

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Abstract

Cell wall materials derived from leaves and hypocotyls of Arabidopsis mutant and wild type plants have been incubated with a mixture of pure and well-defined pectinases, hemicellulases, and cellulases. The resulting oligosaccharides have been subjected to MALDI-TOF MS and CE-LIF analysis. MALDI-TOF MS analysis provided a fast overview of all oligosaccharides released, whereas CE-LIF-measurements enabled separation and characterization of many oligosaccharides under investigation. Both methods have been validated with leaf material of known mutant Arabidopsis plants and were shown to be able to discriminate mutant from wild type plants. Downscaling of the MALDI-TOF MS and CE-LIF approaches toward the hypocotyl level was established, and the performance of MALDI-TOF MS and CE-LIF was shown in the successful recognition of the Arabidopsis mutant gaut13 as an interesting candidate for further analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4644-4652
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volume58
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • capillary-electrophoresis
  • aspergillus-aculeatus
  • black-currants
  • pectin
  • thaliana
  • identification
  • purification
  • oligosaccharides
  • biosynthesis
  • hydrolase

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