Fungal enzymic activity degrading 1,4-α-D-glucans to echinosporin (5-epipentenomycin I)

@article{Baute1991FungalEA,
  title={Fungal enzymic activity degrading 1,4-$\alpha$-D-glucans to echinosporin (5-epipentenomycin I)},
  author={M. Baute and G. Deffieux and R. Baute and A. Badoc and J. Vercauteren and J. Leger and A. Neveu},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={1991},
  volume={30},
  pages={1419-1423}
}
Abstract When subjected to ‘activating’ plasmolytic treatments, the Discomycete Peziza echinospora exhibits an enzymic activity which degrades 1,4-α- d -glucans to 1,5- d -anhydrofructose, and then converts this sugar to echinosporin (5-epipentenomycin I), that had not been previously reported as a pure enantiomer. Biogenetical, mycological and practical consequences of this bioconversion are discussed. 
The anhydrofructose pathway and its possible role in stress response and signaling.
Rare sugars and sugar-based synthons by chemo-enzymatic synthesis.
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