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      Neem; Azadirachta indica gum; calcium; basic protein; polysaccharideprotein interactions

    • Abstract


      The partial removal of tightly bound Ca2+ from dialysed neem (Azadirachta indica) gum, resulted in the release of a basic protein from a highly anionic polysaccharide-protein complex as evidenced by chromatographic studies on TEAE-cellulose. Complete removal of Ca2+ caused, in addition, the release of a minor heteropolysaccharide which was found in association with the basic protein. These processes were reversed on the addition of Ca2+. The gum, in addition, contained a protein-rich component accounting for 35% protein and 7.5% total carbohydrate. This component behaved as a distinct entity during ion-exchange chromatography of the native gum solutions, or which were either partially or completely depleted of bound Ca2+.

    • Author Affiliations


      B Ramakrishna Nayak1 B C Shenoy1 T N Pattabiraman1

      1. Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119
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