Structural determination of the acidic exopolysaccharide produced by a Pseudomonas sp. strain 1.15.Carbohydr Res. 1999 Jan 31; 315(1-2):159-68.CR
Pseudomonas strain 1.15 was isolated from a freshwater biofilm and shown to produce considerable amounts of an acidic polysaccharide which was investigated by methylation analysis, NMR spectroscopy and ionspray mass spectrometry (ISMS). The polysaccharide was depolymerised by a bacteriophage-associated endoglucosidase and by autohydrolysis, and the resulting oligosaccharides were investigated by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. The resulting data showed that the parent repeating unit of the 1.15 exopolysaccharide (EPS) is a branched hexasaccharide. The main chain is constituted of the trisaccharide -->4)-alpha-L-Fucp-(1-->4)-alpha-L-Fucp-(1-->3)-beta-D-Glcp- (1--> and the side chain alpha-D-Galp-(1-->4)-beta-D-GlcAp-(1-->3)-alpha-D-Galp-(1-->is linked to O-3 of the first Fuc residue. The terminal non-reducing Gal carries a 1-carboxyethylidene acetal in the R configuration at the positions 4 and 6. Of the four different O-acetyl groups present in non-stoichiometric amounts, two were established to be on O-2 of the 3-linked Gal and on O-2 of the 4-linked Fuc.