Ferulic acid esterase catalyses the solubilization of β-glucans and pentosans from the starchy endosperm cell walls of barley

J. Moore, C. W. Bamforth, P. A. Kroon, B. Bartolomé, G. Williamson

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Two separate, highly purified ferulic acid esterases from a fungal and bacterial source are both capable of releasing β-glucan and pentosans from the cell walls of the starchy endosperm of barley. This suggests that ester linkages involving ferulic acid contribute to the integrity of such walls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1423-1426
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

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