Carbohydrates are the main product of plant photosynthesis and an important energy substance for plants to carry out various life activities. It can be divided into structural carbohydrates and non-structural carbohydrates according to their existing forms. The former includes lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose, which are mainly used for the morphological construction; the latter includes glucose, starch and sucrose, which are essential reactants of plant life activities and directly participate in the metabolic process.
Cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin are the three main components of plant cell walls, which play an important role in maintaining cell integrity. They can also be converted into biofuels for industrial use. The conversion rate mainly depends on the relative composition, proportions and interaction between these components.
As a significant natural active substance, plant polysaccharides have been a research hotspot in recent years because of their immunomodulatory, anti-tumor and anti-oxidation functions, and can be further modified for biomedical applications.
Starch is the main carbohydrate in many plants and can be categorized into amylose and amylopectin. Starch has a wide range of applications. It can be used as thickeners, adhesives, and produce bioplastics, such as polylactic acid.
To better utilize plant carbohydrates, we need to analyze these polymers in-depth so that their properties can be understood.
CD BioGlyco provides mild extraction methods for plant polysaccharides to avoid polysaccharide denaturation and to maximize the protection of polysaccharide activity.
One of the technologies we provide is to use visible light and near infrared (VIS/NIR) spectroscopy for fast and accurate quantification.
CD BioGlyco can customize experimental schemes on plant carbohydrates according to customers' scientific research needs. Our technology platform can cover a variety of detection and analysis to help customers obtain high-quality experimental data. We hope to start the exploration of glycobiology with you.
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