R. R. Selvendran

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We have identified a family of abundant peripheral plasma membrane glycoproteins that is unique to flowering plants. They are identified by a monoclonal antibody, MAC 207, that recognizes an epitope containing L-arabinose and D-glucuronic acid. Immunofluorescence and immunogold labeling studies locate the MAC 207 epitope to the outer surface of the plasma(More)
Improved methods of isolation and analysis of cell walls from a range of plant tissues have shed new light on the structure of the constituent polymers, and have also helped to clarify some of the conflicting opinions on their mode of occurrence and association within the walls. The chemistry (and biochemistry) of pectic and hemicellulosic polymers in(More)
1. Methylation analysis of potato (Solanum tuberosum) lectin and thorn-apple (Datura stramonium) lectin confirmed previous conclusions that both glycoproteins contained high proportions of l-arabinofuranosides and lesser amounts of d-galactopyranosides. The arabinofuranosides are present in both lectins as short unbranched chains containing 1-->2- and(More)
1. The use of a modified sodium chlorite/acetic acid delignification procedure for the solubilization of a hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein fraction from the depectinated cell walls of Phaseolus coccineus is described. 2. The crude glycoprotein was associated with some pectic material; hydroxyproline and serine were the most abundant amino acids, and(More)
We have studied the movement and metabolism of oligogalacturonides through shoots of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L. cv Rutgers). Oligomers of polygalacturonic acid were prepared by enzyme digestion and gel filtration. These were end-reduced with [3H]NaBH4, using an improved reaction method, to yield oligoalditols. The radiolabelled oligomer of degree of(More)
Cell wall material (CWM) was prepared from sections of fresh and aerobically-stored asparagus (Asparagus officinalis, L. cv. Connovor Collossus) stems. Polymers were solubilized from the CWM by successive extraction with cyclohexane-trans-1,2-diamine-N N N' N'-tetraacetate (CDTA), Na2CO3 and KOH to leave the alpha-cellulose residue which contained a(More)
Pectic substances are a major component of cell walls in vegetable plants and have an important influence on plant food texture. Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis) stem sections at different regions of the mature plant stem have been monitored for tissue-related changes in the native pectic polysaccharides. Chemical analysis detected(More)