Next Article in Journal
Two New Flavonol Glycosides from Sarcopyramis bodinieri var. delicate
Next Article in Special Issue
Structure Determination of β-Glucans from Ganoderma lucidum with Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/ionization (MALDI) Mass Spectrometry
Previous Article in Journal
Fractionated Marine Invertebrate Extract Libraries for Drug Discovery
Previous Article in Special Issue
Preparation of Chitosan from Brine Shrimp (Artemia urmiana) Cyst Shells and Effects of Different Chemical Processing Sequences on the Physicochemical and Functional Properties of the Product
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Molecules 2008, 13(6), 1384-1398; doi:10.3390/molecules13061384

Tomato Derived Polysaccharides for Biotechnological Applications: Chemical and Biological Approaches

Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (C.N.R.), Via Campi Flegrei, 34 80078 Pozzuoli (Napoli), Italy
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 May 2008 / Revised: 17 June 2008 / Accepted: 17 June 2008 / Published: 19 June 2008
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [412 KB, uploaded 18 June 2014]   |  


Recent studies concerning the isolation and purification of exopolysaccharides from suspension-cultured tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L. var. San Marzano) cells and the description of a simple, rapid and low environmental impact method with for obtaining polysaccharides from solid tomato-processing industry wastes are reported. Their chemical composition, rheological properties and partial primary structure were determined on the basis of spectroscopic analyses (UV, IR, GC-MS, 1H-, 13C-NMR). Moreover, the anticytotoxic activities of exopolysaccharides obtained from cultured tomato cells were tested in a brine shrimp bioassay and the preparation of biodegradable film by chemical processing of polysaccharides from solid tomato industry waste was also reported.
Keywords: Tomato; solid wastes; cell culture; biotechnological application. Tomato; solid wastes; cell culture; biotechnological application.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Tommonaro, G.; Poli, A.; De Rosa, S.; Nicolaus, B. Tomato Derived Polysaccharides for Biotechnological Applications: Chemical and Biological Approaches. Molecules 2008, 13, 1384-1398.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]

Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top