Acetylation at O-2 of arabinofuranose residues in feruloylated arabinoxylan from bamboo shoot cell-walls

Phytochemistry. 1991;30(7):2317-20. doi: 10.1016/0031-9422(91)83639-3.


Hydrolysis of bamboo shoot cell-walls with Driselase (a fungal enzyme preparation) gave an arabinoxylan trisaccharide with ferulic and acetic acids as ester groups. The structure of this oligosaccharide was determined to be O-[2-O-acetyl-5-O-[E)-feruloyl)-alpha-L-arabinofuranosyl]-(1----3) -O-beta- D-xylopyranosyl-(1----4)-D-xylopyranose, on the basis of spectroscopy and methylation analysis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acetylation
  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Cell Wall / chemistry
  • Hydrolysis
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Methylation
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Molecular Structure
  • Oxygen / chemistry
  • Plants / chemistry
  • Trisaccharides / chemistry
  • Trisaccharides / isolation & purification*


  • Trisaccharides
  • O-(2-O-acetyl-5-O-(feruloyl)-alpha-arabinofuranosyl)-(1-3)-O-beta-xylopyranosyl-(1-4)-xylopyranose
  • Oxygen