Galacturonan / Apiogalacturonan

Elicityl offers a range of galacturonan polysaccharides.

Galacturonan oligosaccharide, also known as pectin, is a major component of plant cell wall alongside rhamnogalacturonan. This polysaccharide structure is a linear chain of (α1-4)-linked galacturonic acids.  Galacturonan is notably found in apple and citrus.

Galacturonan oligosaccharides generated by hydrolysis (Acid or enzymatic) have displayed interesting properties:

- Induced responses in plant defences (1).

- Inhibition of cancer growth (2).

- Promotion of bifidobacteria in infant (3).



(1) Ridley, B.; O’Neill, M.A.; Mohnen, D. Phytochemistry, 2001, 57, 929-967.

(2) Jia, L. et al. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2014, 65, 229-233.

(3) Magne, F. et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 2008, 46, 580-588.


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