Structural Analysis of Plant Polysaccharides

Structural Analysis of Plant Polysaccharides

Plant polysaccharides play an increasingly important role in pathology and pharmacology. CD BioGlyco provides advanced and comprehensive polysaccharide structure analysis services to meet customers' needs, and we have confidence to be your essential research assistant in the field of glycobiology.


Polysaccharides generally refer to long-chain polymers formed by linking more than 10 monosaccharides through glycosidic bonds, which are widely present in plants, animals, and microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Its structure usually contains straight or branched side chains, with molecular weight distribution in the range of tens of thousands to millions.

As an important active natural substance, plant polysaccharides have the advantage of few side effects. In recent years, a large number of studies have reported that plant-derived active polysaccharides have immunomodulatory, anti-tumor, anti-oxidation and hypoglycemic functions. Polysaccharides with multiple functional groups (hydroxyl, amino and carboxylic acid groups) can be further modified for biomedical applications, such as vaccine adjuvants, drug carriers, tissue engineering scaffolds, etc. Understanding the structure of plant polysaccharides will help elucidate its biological activity and discover new biological functions.

Nevertheless, plant polysaccharides are still a mystery to us. The structure of polysaccharides is usually very complex and requires extensive use of various chemical methods, instrumental analysis methods, and biological methods to determine it. The relationship between structure and activity is also unclear, making the research of plant polysaccharides even more challenging.

Fig 1. Some plants containing polysaccharides Fig 1. Some plants containing polysaccharides (Xie, J. H.; et al. 2016)


We have rich experience in polysaccharide structure identification, conformation analysis, and biological activity testing. Using these experiences, we can provide systematic plant polysaccharides separation services to ensure the in-depth study of active polysaccharides in the later stage, and to further explore the molecular basis and mechanism of plant polysaccharides.

We use the following methods to analzye plant polysaccharides structure.

Fig 2. Structural analysis of plant polysaccharides in CD BioGlyco - CD BioGlycoFig 2. Structural analysis of plant polysaccharides in CD BioGlyco - CD BioGlyco


  • Study on molecular mechanism of plant polysaccharide function
  • Dosage form research to improve bioavailability
  • Tissue engineering and biomedical research
  • Polysaccharides pathological and pharmacological research

Advantages of Us

  • Systematic and comprehensive structural analysis technology platforms
  • Provide high-quality purification services before structural analysis
  • Standardized and transparent experimental procedures
  • 24 hours after-sales service

CD BioGlyco has a lot of successful experience in the purification and structure analysis of polysaccharides, and our professional services have brought convenience to customers all over the world.

Customers can contact our employees directly and we will respond promptly. If you are interested in our services, please contact us for more detailed information.


  1. Ren, Y.; et al. The preparation and structure analysis methods of natural polysaccharides of plants and fungi: A review of recent development. Molecules. 2019, 24.
  2. Xie, J. H.; et al. Advances on bioactive polysaccharides from medicinal plants. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2016, 56: 60-84.
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