Structural Investigation of Cell Wall Xylan Polysaccharides from the Leaves of Algerian Argania spinosa.

Abstract

Xylan-type polysaccharides were isolated from the leaves of Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels collected in the Tindouf area (southwestern Algeria). Xylan fractions were obtained by sequential alkaline extractions and purified on Sepharose CL-4B. The xylan structure was investigated by enzymatic hydrolysis with an endo-β(1→4)-xylanase followed by chromatography of the resulting fragments on Biogel P2, characterization by sugar analysis and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS ). The results show that the A. spinosa xylan is composed of a β-(1→4)-d-xylopyranose backbone substituted with 4-O-methyl-d-glucuronic acid and L-arabinose residues.

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@article{Hachem2016StructuralIO, title={Structural Investigation of Cell Wall Xylan Polysaccharides from the Leaves of Algerian Argania spinosa.}, author={Kadda Hachem and C{\'e}line Faugeron and Meriem Kaid-Harche and Vincent Gloaguen}, journal={Molecules}, year={2016}, volume={21 11} }