Structural investigation of a novel rhamnoglucogalactan isolated from the fruiting bodies of the fungus Hericium erinaceus.

@article{Jia2004StructuralIO,
  title={Structural investigation of a novel rhamnoglucogalactan isolated from the fruiting bodies of the fungus Hericium erinaceus.},
  author={Lian-meng Jia and Liu Han-xia Liu and Qun Dong and Ji-nian Fang},
  journal={Carbohydrate research},
  year={2004},
  volume={339 16},
  pages={2667-71}
}
A new heteropolysaccharide (HEP-1) was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Hericium erinaceus. It was estimated to have a molecular weight of 1.8x10(4) da and showed [alpha](D)(20) +129 (c 0.295, H(2)O). HEP-1 is composed of rhamnose, galactose, and glucose in the ratio of 1.19:3.81:1.00. Its structural features were investigated using composition analysis, methylation analysis, partial hydrolysis, and IR and NMR spectroscopy. The results showed that HEP-1 has a (1-->6)-linked alpha-d… CONTINUE READING