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NMR spectroscopic analysis of exopolysaccharides produced by Leuconostoc citreum and Weissella confusa.
Dextrans are the main exopolysaccharides produced by Leuconostoc species. Other dextran-producing lactic acid bacteria include Streptococci, Lactobacilli, and Weissella species. Commercial productionExpand
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l‐galactonate dehydratase is part of the fungal path for d‐galacturonic acid catabolism
An l‐galactonate dehydratase and the corresponding gene were identified from the mould Hypocrea jecorina (Trichoderma reesei). This novel enzyme converts l‐galactonate to l‐threo‐3‐deoxy‐hexulosonateExpand
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Structural analysis of enzyme-resistant isomaltooligosaccharides reveals the elongation of α-(1→3)-linked branches in Weissella confusa dextran.
Weissella confusa VTT E-90392 is an efficient producer of a dextran that is mainly composed of α-(1→6)-linked D-glucosyl units and very few α-(1→3) branch linkages. A mixture of the ChaetomiumExpand
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Complementary Acceptor and Site Specificities of Fuc-TIV and Fuc-TVII Allow Effective Biosynthesis of Sialyl-TriLex and Related Polylactosamines Present on Glycoprotein Counterreceptors of Selectins*
The P-selectin counterreceptor PSGL-1 is covalently modified by mono α2,3-sialylated, multiply α1,3-fucosylated polylactosamines. These glycans are required for the adhesive interactions that allowExpand
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Acyl group migration and cleavage in selectively protected beta-d-galactopyranosides as studied by NMR spectroscopy and kinetic calculations.
The migration of acetyl, pivaloyl, and benzoyl protective groups and their relative stabilities at variable pH for a series of beta- d-galactopyranoses were studied by NMR spectroscopy. The clockwiseExpand
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O-acetylation of glucuronoxylan in Arabidopsis thaliana wild type and its change in xylan biosynthesis mutants.
O-Acetylglucuronoxylans (AcGX) in Arabidopsis thaliana carry acetyl residues on the 2-O and/or 3-O positions of the xylopyranosyl (Xylp) units, but the distribution of different O-acetylated XylpExpand
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Hydrolysis of konjac glucomannan by Trichoderma reesei mannanase and endoglucanases Cel7B and Cel5A for the production of glucomannooligosaccharides.
In this paper we describe the enzymatic hydrolysis of konjac glucomannan for the production of glucomannooligosaccharides using purified Trichoderma reesei mannanase, endoglucanases EGI (Tr Cel7b)Expand
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Synthesis of a divalent sialyl Lewis x O-glycan, a potent inhibitor of lymphocyte-endothelium adhesion. Evidence that multivalency enhances the saccharide binding to L-selectin.
The recognition of cell-surface L-selectin by its carbohydrate ligands causes lymphocytes to roll on capillary endothelium at sites of inflammation. As this primary contact is a prerequisite forExpand
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Synthesis of a new nanomolar saccharide inhibitor of lymphocyte adhesion: different polylactosamine backbones present multiple sialyl Lewis x determinants to L-selectin in high-affinity mode.
Lymphocyte infiltration is a hallmark of acute rejections in solid organ transplants, such as cardiac allograft. We have previously shown that lymphocyte extravasation to cardiac grafts undergoingExpand
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Functional expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa GDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-D-mannose reductase which synthesizes GDP-rhamnose.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic Gram-negative bacterium that causes severe infections in a number of hosts from plants to mammals. A-band lipopolysaccharide of P. aeruginosa containsExpand
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