Alginic acid metabolism in bacteria. I. Enzymatic formation of unsaturated oligosac-charides and 4-deoxy-L-erythro-5-hexoseulose uronic acid.

@article{Preiss1962AlginicAM,
  title={Alginic acid metabolism in bacteria. I. Enzymatic formation of unsaturated oligosac-charides and 4-deoxy-L-erythro-5-hexoseulose uronic acid.},
  author={Jonathan Preiss and G. W. B. Ashwell},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1962},
  volume={237},
  pages={
          309-16
        }
}
Alginic acid, a high molecular weight linear polymer obtained from seaweed, is widely used as an added product to food due to its property of forming highly viscous solutions. Originally described as a polymer of n-mannuronic acid, it has now been demonstrated, by the chemical studies of Fischer and DGrfel (l), to be a ,&l-4-linked polymer of n-mannuronic and L-guluronic acid. The ratio of the two uranic acids vary widely in preparations of alginic acid derived from various species of seaweed… CONTINUE READING

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