Galactomannans with novel structures from the lichen Roccella decipiens Darb.Carbohydr Res. 2005 Jul 25; 340(10):1699-705.CR
Two homogeneous galactomannan fractions were isolated from the lichen, Roccella decipiens, one (FP) containing Man and Gal in an 81:19 molar ratio and the other (RFS), having Man, Gal, and Glc in a 43:56:1 molar ratio. FP consisted of a main chain with (1-->4)-linked alpha-D-Manp units, most of which were substituted at O-2 with side chains consisting of nonreducing end-, 2-O- and 6-O-substituted alpha-Manp units. The latter appeared to be substituted by single-unit beta-D-Galf nonreducing ends. RFS contained a similar alpha-D-Manp core structure, but with side chains containing nonreducing end, 5-O-, 6-O-, and 5,6-di-O-substituted beta-D-Galf units. Such polysaccharide structures have not been previously reported.