Pectin : the hairy thing : evidence that homogalacturonan is a side chain of rhamnogalacturonan I

J.P. Vincken, H.A. Schols, R.J.F.J. Oomen, G. Beldman, R.G.F. Visser, A.G.J. Voragen

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Abstract

In vitro degradation studies of pectic polysaccharides with novel fungal pectinases, investigations in which these polymers were treated with dilute acid, and microscopic analysis of extracted pectins have provided clues on how these polysaccharides are linked. Therefore it is believed that pectin is not an extended backbone consisting of homogalacturonan and rhamnogalacturonan regions, but rather a rhamnogalacturonan with neutral sugar and homogalacturonan side chains
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Pectin and Pectinase Research : 2nd International Symposium on Pectins and Pectinases, Rotterdam, 2001 / F. Voragen, H. Schols & R. Visser
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages47-61
ISBN (Print)9781402011443
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • pectins
  • galactans
  • cell walls

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