Endogeneous β-d-xylosidase and α-l-arabinofuranosidase activity in flax seed mucilage

@article{Rasmussen2010EndogeneousA,
  title={Endogeneous β-d-xylosidase and α-l-arabinofuranosidase activity in flax seed mucilage},
  author={Louise E. Rasmussen and Anne S. Meyer},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={32},
  pages={1883-1891}
}
Flax seed mucilage (FM) contains a mixture of highly doubly substituted arabinoxylan as well as rhamnogalacturonan I with unusual side group substitutions. Treatment of FM with a GH11 Bacillus subtilis XynA endo 1,4-β-xylanase (BsX) gave limited formation of reducing ends but when BsX and FM were incubated together on different wheat arabinoxylan substrates and birchwood xylan, significant amounts of xylose were released. Moreover, arabinose was released from both water-extractable and water… CONTINUE READING