Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp 786–791

Seasonal variations of the composition and structural characteristics of polysaccharides from the brown alga Costaria costata

  • T. I. Imbs
  • N. M. Shevchenko
  • S. V. Sukhoverkhov
  • T. L. Semenova
  • A. V. Skriptsova
  • T. N. Zvyagintseva
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10600-010-9507-7

Cite this article as:
Imbs, T.I., Shevchenko, N.M., Sukhoverkhov, S.V. et al. Chem Nat Compd (2009) 45: 786. doi:10.1007/s10600-010-9507-7

Seasonal variations of the polysaccharide composition of the brown alga Costaria costata were studied. It was found that the alga synthesized in April-May a high-molecular-weight (200–800 kDa) low-sulfated heterofucan; in July, primarily a low-molecular-weight (20–300 kDa) sulfated and acetylated galactofucan. A small amount (<0.01% of total alga mass) of laminaran (1,3;1,6-β-D-glucan) was observed in mature alga.

Key words

brown algae polysaccharides fucoidan alginates seasonal variations monosaccharide composition molecular weight 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. I. Imbs
    • 1
  • N. M. Shevchenko
    • 1
  • S. V. Sukhoverkhov
    • 2
  • T. L. Semenova
    • 2
  • A. V. Skriptsova
    • 3
  • T. N. Zvyagintseva
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far-East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Chemistry, FEBRASVladivostokRussia
  3. 3.A. V. Zhirmunskii Institute of Marine Biology, FEBRASVladivostokRussia

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