Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 639–642 | Cite as

Carbohydrate-protein biopolymers fromPseudopterogorgia americana

  • V. I. Molchanova
  • R. G. Ovodova
  • I. Perera
  • Yu. S. Ovodov


A carbohydrate-protein biopolymer which has been called corallan has been isolated from the soft coralP. americana. It has been shown that corollan consists of a proteoglycan including a protein component and a polysaccharide component connected with one another by a fairly strong bond. The polysaccharide moiety is a sulfated glycuronoglycan containing residues of fucose, arabinose, galactose, glucose, and a uronic acid and, possibly, also of aminosugars.


Oligosaccharide Fucose Paper Chromatography Uronic Acid Soft Coral 


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  • V. I. Molchanova
  • R. G. Ovodova
  • I. Perera
  • Yu. S. Ovodov

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