Ciceritol, a pinitol digalactoside form seeds of chickpea, lentil and white lupin

  title={Ciceritol, a pinitol digalactoside form seeds of chickpea, lentil and white lupin},
  author={Bernard Qu{\'e}m{\'e}ner and Jean Marc Brillouet},
Cyclitols affect accumulation of α-d-galactosides in developing Vicia seeds
Comparison of accumulation and biosynthesis of both types of galactosides (RFOs and GPs) throughout development and maturation of seeds from fine-leaved vetch has indicated that preferential accumulation of GPs is associated with the drying of seeds during maturation.
Fagopyritol B1, O-α-D-galactopyranosyl-(1→2)-D-chiro-inositol, a galactosyl cyclitol in maturing buckwheat seeds associated with desiccation tolerance
It is proposed that fagopyritol B1 facilitates desiccation tolerance and storability of buckwheat seeds.
Raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFO) biosynthesis in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seeds
An analytical method to determine soluble sugars concentration in chickpea seeds including RFO was optimized and RFO biosynthetic enzyme activity assays were validated at different seed developmental stages of two released varieties: CDC Vanguard and CDC Frontier.
Purification and characterization of stachyose synthase from lentil (Lens culinaris) seeds: galactopinitol and stachyose synthesis.
Stachyose synthase (STS) was purified 313-fold from mature seeds of lentil and revealed cross-reactivity of polyclonal antibodies raised against STS from adzuki bean with the lentil enzyme, highlighting the role of STS in the metabolism of galactosyl cyclitols and oligosaccharides in plant seeds.
Galactosylononitol and stachyose synthesis in seeds of adzuki bean. Purification and characterization of stachyose synthase.
The results indicate that STS catalyzes the biosynthesis of galactosylononitol, but may also mediate a redistribution ofGalactosyl residues from galacto-inositol to stachyose, which is a new oberservation.
Hydrolysis of galactooligosaccharides by commercial preparations of α‐galactosidase and β‐fruetofuranosidase: Potential for use as dietary additives
In vitro and in vivo studies were conducted with six commercial enzyme preparations (SP249, Energex, Rohament CW, Novozyme 230 and crude α -galactosidase) to determine their effectiveness in
Soluble carbohydrates in legume seeds
Molecular structures, biosynthetic pathways, accumulation of soluble carbohydrates in response to seed-expressed mutations and the physiological role of galactosides are reviewed.


Low molecular weight carbohydrates from leguminous seeds; a new disaccharide: Galactopinitol
Twelve mature leguminous seed crops were extracted with 70% ethanol, and their low molecular weight carbohydrates estimated by gas chromatography. Pinitol (3-O-methyl-D-chiro-inositol) and three
Polysaccharides of tropical pasture herbage. VII. Identification of a new pinitol galactoside from seeds of Trifolium subterraneum (subterranean clover) and analysis of several pasture legume seeds for cyclohexitols and their galactosides.
A pinitol galactoside isolated from ethanol extracts of seeds of T. subterraneum has been shown to be 1D-2-O-(α-D-galactopyranosyl)-4-O- methy-chiro-inosito (1). The structure is based on successive
Oligosaccharides in Eleven Legumes and Their Air‐Classified Protein and Starch Fractions
Nine species and biotypes which contained starch were pin milled and air-classified into protein-rich and starch-rich fractions, the protein fractions were 40–90% higher than the flours in α-galactosides, especially raffinose, manninotriose, stachyose and verbascose.
A Study of Relationships Between Flatus Potential and Carbohydrate Distribution in Legume Seeds
The navy bean, red kidney bean and wrinkled-seeded field pea induced the highest levels of hydrogen to be produced by the laboratory rat, and significant, positive correlations were determined between hydrogen production and the following chemical components: stachyose, raffinose plus stachyOSE, and glucans and pentosans hydrolyzable in dilute acid.
Simultaneous quantitative determination of sucrose, raffinose and stachyose by invertase hydrolysis and gas—liquid chromatography
A method for small-scale (ca 0.5 mg) quantitative determination of sucrose, raffinose and stachyose is described. After invertase hydrolysis, glucose, fructose and melibiose were estimated by
Carbohydrates in raw and germinated seeds from mung bean and chick pea
The contents of hydrophilic extractives, lipids, protein, starch, non-starch polysaccharides, Klason lignin and ash were determined in raw and germinated seeds of mung bean (Phaseolus aureus) and