Send to

Choose Destination

See 1 citation:

Carbohydr Res. 2004 Nov 15;339(16):2667-71.

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

Author information

Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 555 Zu Chong Zhi Road, 201203 Shanghai, China.


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-galactopyranosyl backbone with branches that are composed of rhamnose and glucose attached to O-2.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center