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Researchers from Nanchang University Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Carbohydrate Research

March 4, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Life Science Research have been published. According to news reporting from Nanchang, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In this study, ultrafiltration membrane process was employed to separate polysaccharides from Cyclocarya paliurus (Batal.) Iljinskaja (C. paliurus) to simulate industrial production. Meanwhile, the molecular weight distribution of C. paliurus polysaccharides was investigated by gel permeation chromatography."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Nanchang University, "Four fractions were obtained and named as CPPS-A, CPPS-B, CPPS-C and CPPS-D, respectively. CPPS-A and CPPS-B contained approximately 69.5% and 12.7% of polysaccharides, whose molecular weight were in the range of 100-300 kDa and 120 kDa, respectively. CPPS-C was comprised of two polysaccharides with average molecular weight of 40 kDa and 15 kDa. Results showed that ultrafiltration resulted in the removal of parts of small molecule weight polysaccharides, the increase of proportion of high molecule weight ones and the obvious improvement of quality of products."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Compared with ethanol precipitation and gel permeation chromatography techniques, ultrafiltration showed many advantages, and also provided theoretical support for industrial manufacturing of C. paliurus polysaccharides in separation."

For more information on this research see: Separation of water-soluble polysaccharides from Cyclocarya paliurus by ultrafiltration process. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2014;101():479-483. Carbohydrate Polymers can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Carbohydrate Polymers - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405871)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.H. Xie, Nanchang University, State Key Lab Food Sci & Technol, Nanchang 330047, Jiangxi, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include M.Y. Shen, S.P. Nie, Q. Zhao, C. Li and M.Y. Xie (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Nanchang, Life Science Research, People's Republic of China

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