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Molecules 2008, 13(6), 1384-1398;

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
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Received: 30 May 2008 / Revised: 17 June 2008 / Accepted: 17 June 2008 / Published: 19 June 2008
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Tomato; solid wastes; cell culture; biotechnological application. Tomato; solid wastes; cell culture; biotechnological application.

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

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