Structure identification of α-glucans from Dictyophora echinovolvata by methylation and 1D/2D NMR spectroscopy.


State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University, 235 Nanjing East Road, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province 330047, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Dictyophora echinovolvata is a kind of edible mushroom in the Dictyophora genus, of which polysaccharide is an important chemical substance. Herein, three polysaccharide fractions (DEP-4P, DEP-6P and DEP-8P) were prepared from water extract of D. echinovolvata using gradient ethanol precipitation method. Their chemical structures were analyzed by methylation analysis and 1D/2D NMR spectroscopy. Molecular weights were determined by multi-angle laser light scattering combined with size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC-MALLS). HPSEC data showed that DEP-4P had the highest values of molecular weight, intrinsic viscosity and hydrodynamic radius. DEP-6P and DEP-8P had lower molecular weights, which contributed to their easily distinguished 1D and 2D NMR spectra. Methylation and NMR analysis suggested that the three fractions were linear α-(1 → 4)-glucans with α-Glcp residues linked to the backbone at C-6. Differences among the three fractions were the molar ratios of the identified glycosidic bonds. Repeating units of polysaccharides from D. echinovolvata were proposed as follows.


Dictyophora echinovolvata,HPSEC,Methylation analysis,NMR,α-(1→4)-Glucan,