- Name Paul Knox
- Institute University of Leeds
Tool name: Anti-Xylan [LM10]
Alternate names: Xylan, ?-1,4-linked xylose
Tool type: Antibodies
Description: Xylans are major noncellulosic polysaccharides of plant cell walls and are especially abundant in secondary cell walls. Xylans are chains of Î˛-1,4-linked d-xylopyranosyl residues that can be substituted with arabinosyl, glucuronosyl (and its 4-O-methyl ether derivative), or acetyl residues (EbringerovĂĄ and Heinze 2000). Glucuronoxylans occur in angiosperm secondary cell walls, whereas Commelinoid monocotyledon primary cell walls have abundant glucuronoarabinoxylans (GAXs), and cereal grains have neutral arabinoxylans (Carpita 1996; EbringerovĂĄ and Heinze 2000). Structural features of xylans can vary during development (Obel et al. 2002; Suzuki et al. 2000). All xylans are thought to cross-link cellulose microfibrils and contribute to cell mechanical properties. Commercially, arabinoxylans are important for the functionality of flour and the nutritional value of animal feed.
Research area: Plant Science
Myeloma used: IR983F
- For Research Use Only
- • McCartney et al. 2005. J Histochem Cytochem. 53(4):543-6. PMID: 15805428.