Characteristic of Polysaccharide Complexes from Centaurea scabiosa L. and Centaurea pseudomaculosa Dobrocz

S. Larkina, S. V. Krivoshchekov, A. M. Guryev, T. V. Kadyrova, E. V. Ermilova, V. V. Kotserubskaya, M. S. Yusubov

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We characterized polysaccharide complexes from Centaurea scabiosa L. and Centaurea pseudomaculosа Dobrocz. We proposed the technique of sequential selection of water-soluble polysaccharides and pectin substances from the aerial parts of studied objects. We have discovered that the content of water-soluble polysaccharides in the aerial parts of C. scabiosa was 2.8 times higher (2.7 ± 0.3%, n = 3) than in C. pseudomaculosа (0.97 ± 0.50%, n = 3). The content of pectin substances in the aerial parts of C. scabiosa was 2 times higher (7.6 ± 0.4%, n = 3) than in C. pseudomaculosа (3.9 ± 0.3%, n = 3). The residues of D-galacturonic acid, L-rhamnose, D-xylose, D-mannose, D-glucose, and D-galactose are the monomeric units of polysaccharide complexes from C. scabiosa and C. pseudomaculosa. Using ion-exchange chromatography, three polysaccharide fractions (molecular weights 667, 722, and 1027 kDa), whose monomer units are D-galacturonic acid, L-rhamnose, D-galactose, D-xylose, and D-glucose were isolated from the water-soluble polysaccharides of C. scabiosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)766-770
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017



  • Centaurea pseudomaculosa Dobrocz
  • Centaurea scabiosa L
  • D-galacturonic acid
  • DEAE-cellulose
  • pectin substances
  • water-soluble polysaccharides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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