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Structural characterization of the released polysaccharide of desiccation-tolerant Nostoc commune DRH-1.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10648523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The structure of the viscous extracellular polysaccharide (glycan) of desiccation-tolerant Nostoc commune DRH-1 was determined through chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. The polysaccharide is novel in that it possesses a 1-4-linked xylogalactoglucan backbone with D-ribofuranose and 3-O-[(R)-1-carboxyethyl]-D-glucuronic acid (nosturonic acid) pendant groups. The presence of D-ribose and nosturonic acid as peripheral groups is unusual, and their potential roles in modulating the rheological properties of the glycan are discussed. Nosturonic acid was present in the glycans of N. commune from diverse geographic locations, suggesting that this uronic acid is an integral component of this cosmopolitan anhydrophile.
R F Helm; Z Huang; D Edwards; H Leeson; W Peery; M Potts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bacteriology     Volume:  182     ISSN:  0021-9193     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Bacteriol.     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-23     Completed Date:  2000-02-23     Revised Date:  2013-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985120R     Medline TA:  J Bacteriol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  974-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fralin Biotechnology Center and Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0346, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carbohydrate Conformation
Carbohydrate Sequence
Cyanobacteria / chemistry,  physiology*
Hot Temperature
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Molecular Sequence Data
Oligosaccharides / analysis
Polysaccharides, Bacterial / biosynthesis*,  chemistry*
Uronic Acids / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oligosaccharides; 0/Polysaccharides, Bacterial; 0/Uronic Acids

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