Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 29–32

Branched α-1,4-glucan from the gastropod mollusk Strombus gigas

  • Authors
  • L. V. Mikheiskaya
  • V. I. Molchanova
  • R. G. Ovodova
  • V. Fernandes Santana

DOI: 10.1007/BF00597568

Cite this article as:
Mikheiskaya, L.V., Molchanova, V.I., Ovodova, R.G. et al. Chem Nat Compd (1988) 24: 29. doi:10.1007/BF00597568


From the mantle of the Caribbean Sea gastropod molluskStrombus gigas a bioglycan containing carbohydrates (73%), protein (22%), and lipid (about 5%) components has been isolated. It has been shown by hydrolysis, periodate oxidation, and methylation that the bioglycan is a D-glucan constructed of α-1,4-bound D-glucose residues and has side chains of D-glucose residues linked by α-1,6-bonds.

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