Structure of glucogalactan from kefir grains

A. I. Vorobjeva, G. A. Vitovskaya, A. S. Shashkov, Y. A. Knirel, N. A. Paramonov

Leningrad Chemical-Pharmaceutical Institute; * N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow

Abstract: A polysaccharide from kefir grains has been obtained with high yield. This polymer is a moderately branched regular glucogalactan, its repeating unit consisting of three glucopyranose residues and three galactopyranose ones. Possible variants of the glucogalactan structure are suggested.

Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry 1990, 16 (6):808-817

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