Wozniewski, Th. and Blaschek, W. and Franz, Gerhard (1991) In vitro Biosynthesis of a Reserve Glucomannan from Lilium testaceum. Phytochemistry 30, pp. 3579-3583.
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A particulate enzyme preparation, isolated fromin vitro cultivatedLilium testaceum bulbs, was shown to catalyse the biosynthesis of a water-soluble β-1,4-glucomannan with aMr of 20 000. GDP[14C] mannose and GDP[14C] glucose were used as substrates for glucomannan biosynthesis. The incorporation of[14C] mannose and/or [14C] glucose into the polymer was significantly stimulated by lowMr glucomannan (3500). The isolated membrane preparation also exhibited GDP-mannose/-glucose-epimerase activity.
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|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Alumni or Retired Professors > Prof. Franz|
|Keywords:||Lilium testaceum; Liliaceae; bulbs; in vitro cultivation; glucomannan; polysaccharide biosynthesis; glucomannan-synthase|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited on:||30 Nov 2011 09:06|
|Last modified:||30 Nov 2011 09:13|