Acidic polysaccharides of the ascidian Styela plicata. Biosynthetic studies on the sulfated L-galactans of the tunic, and preliminary characterization of a dermatan sulfate-like polymer in body tissues.

@article{Pavo1994AcidicPO,
  title={Acidic polysaccharides of the ascidian Styela plicata. Biosynthetic studies on the sulfated L-galactans of the tunic, and preliminary characterization of a dermatan sulfate-like polymer in body tissues.},
  author={Mauro S. G. Pav{\~a}o and Mary Ann Rodrigues and Paulo A. S. Mour{\~a}o},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1994},
  volume={1199 3},
  pages={229-37}
}
Histochemical and chemical analyses reveal important differences between tunic and body of the ascidian Styela plicata. The body contains hydroxyproline, nucleic acid and hexuronic acid. Analyses of the hexuronic acid-containing molecules indicates the presence of dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate. The tunic, on the other hand, contains no hydroxyproline… CONTINUE READING