Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 219–224 | Cite as

Glucomannan fromCandida utilis

Structural investigation
  • G. Kogan
  • J. Šandula
  • V. Šimkovicová


Structure of the glucomannan isolated from the cell walls ofCandida utilis has been investigated using acetolysis fragmentation, methylation analysis, and NMR spectroscopy. The structure of the glucomannan resembles that of the cellular mannans of otherCandida species, except that the longer tetra- and pentasaccharide side-chains are terminated with a glucosyl residue. Presence of the nonreducing glucosyl groups at the ends of the side-chains caused theC. utilis not to cross-react in a double immunodiffusion test with otherCandida species that possess mannan antigens and cross-react withHansenula species with glucomannan antigens.


Oligosaccharide Yeast Cell Wall Glucomannan Candida Utilis Glucosyl Residue 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kogan
    • 1
  • J. Šandula
    • 1
  • V. Šimkovicová
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistrySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

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