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Turnover of white asparagus cell wall polysaccharides during postharvest storage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10552845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The main polysaccharides involved in asparagus cell wall turnover have been identified. Homogalacturonans are lost from both the apical and basal sections of the spear. Galactans are mobilized from the cellulose residue of the apical section and recovered in the KOH-soluble fractions while they are lost from the cellulose residue of the basal section. Xyloglucans are incorporated in the apical region and degraded from the basal one. Cellulose is incorporated in the basal region and lost from the apical one, and acidic xylans are incorporated in high amounts in the basal section of the spear.
R Rodríguez; A Jiménez; R Guillén; A Heredia; J Fernández-Bolaños
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-18     Completed Date:  2000-01-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4525-31     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Departamento de Biotecnología de Alimentos, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Apartado 1078, 41012 Sevilla, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Wall / metabolism*
Liliaceae / metabolism*
Models, Biological
Polysaccharides / metabolism*
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