Abstract Title:

A neutral beta-D-glucan from dates of the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera L.

Abstract Source:

Carbohydr Res. 2002 Aug 16 ;337(14):1325-8. PMID: 12151214

Abstract Author(s):

Omar Ishurd, Cuirong Sun, Peng Xiao, Ahmed Ashour, Yuanjiang Pan

Article Affiliation:

Omar Ishurd

Abstract:

Polysaccharides extracted from Libyan dates with hot water and 0.05 M NaOH were fractionated and purified by ion-exchange and gel-filtration chromatography. According to the methylation and hydrolysis analyses, the results indicate the D-glucan to be linear and to contain both (1-->3)- and (1-->4)-linkages. The anomeric NMR measurements confirm that the sugar residues are beta-glycosidically linked. This is the first report on the isolation of a neutral beta-D-glucan from dates.

Study Type : Plant Study

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