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Structural diversity of fungal glucans.
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PMID:  23218369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Fungal glucans represent various structurally different d-glucose polymers with a large diversity of molecular mass and configuration. According to glucose anomeric structure, it is possible to distinguish α-d-glucans, β-d-glucans and mixed α,β-d-glucans. Further discrimination could be made on the basis of glycosidic bond position in a pyranoid ring, distribution of specific glycosidic bonds along a chain, branching and molecular mass. Fungal glucans can be chemically modified to obtain various derivatives of potential industrial or medicinal importance. NMR spectroscopy is a powerful tool in structural analysis of fungal glucans. Together with chemolytic methods like methylation analysis and periodate oxidation, NMR is able to determine exact structure of these polysaccharides. Fungal glucans or their derivatives exert various biological activities, which are usually linked to structure, molecular mass and substitution degree.
Andriy Synytsya; Miroslav Novák
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Carbohydrate polymers     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1879-1344     ISO Abbreviation:  Carbohydr Polym     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307156     Medline TA:  Carbohydr Polym     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  792-809     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Carbohydrates and Cereals, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague 6 Dejvice, Czech Republic. Electronic address:
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