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The correlation between adhesion of schizophyllan to yeast glucan and its effect on regeneration of yeast protoplast

Authors
Journal
Carbohydrate Research
0008-6215
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
298
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0008-6215(96)00299-6
Keywords
  • Schizophyllan
  • Biological Activity
  • Adhesion
  • Yeast Glucan

Abstract

Abstract Schizophyllan, a water-soluble (1 → 3)- β-d- glucan with a triple-helical conformation, adheres to yeast glucan and curdlan gel. As the molecular weight of schizophyllan decreases, both its adhesion to the water-insoluble glucans and its ability to promote the regeneration of yeast protoplasts are reduced. Therefore, we hypothesize that schizophyllan can surround yeast protoplasts by adhering to a fragment of yeast glucan remaining or/and resynthesized on the cell surface and that this encapsulation allows regeneration of the protoplast cells to occur at very high frequency.

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