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A comparative analysis of four kinds of polysaccharides purified from Furcellaria lumbricalis

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by G Yu, B Yang, W Ren, X Zhao, J Zhang, Colin BarrowColin Barrow
Four kinds of polysaccharides (FA, FB, FC and FD) were extracted and purified from a red alga Furcellaria lumbricalis. Their monosaccharide composition, average molecular mass (M̄ w and structural feature were determined by gas chromatography (GC), high performance gel permeation chromatography (HPGPC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), respectively. The results showed that FA and FB were composed of galactose (Gal), 3,6-anhydro-galactose (AnG) and 4-sulfated-galactose (G4S), which were structurally similar to β-carrageenan and κ-carrageenan. FC was composed of sulfated galactose and small amount of AnG, indicating that it was a hybrid-sulfated galactan. FD was composed of α-1,4-glucose and belonged to floridean starch. The respective yields of FA, FB, FC and FD were 4.84%, 33.74%, 8.76% and 13.5%, and the corresponding M̄ w were 537 kD, 432 kD, 513 kD and 51 kD respectively. Owning to its high content ( > 60%) of polysaccharide, F. lumbricalis will be a good source of marine sulfated polysaccharide and shows its potential utilization in food and medicine.

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Journal

Journal of Ocean University of China

Volume

6

Issue

1

Pagination

16 - 20

Publisher

Springer

Location

Berlin, Germany

ISSN

1672-5182

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Copyright notice

[2007, Springer]

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