Effect of polysaccharide elicitors on the production of decursinol angelate in Agelica gigas Nakai root cultures

Ji Suk Cho, Ji Yeon Kim, Ik Hwan Kim, Dong Il Kim

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Root cultures of Angelica gigas Nakai were found to be sensitive to elicitation by polysaccharide elicitors, such as methyl-β-cyclodextrin, glucan, carboxymethyl-β-chitin, chitosan, yeast extract and pectin. For the production of decursinol angelate, carboxymethyl-β-chitin and glucan were found to be the most efficient elicitors. The enhanced accumulation of decursinol angelate was proportional to the increase of the phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) activity after the treatment with most of the elicitors. However, carboxymethyl-β-chitin treatment did not stimulate the PAL activity, despite the 1.6-fold increase in the decursinol angelate production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-161
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1



  • Angelica gigas
  • Decursinol angelate
  • Elicitation
  • Polysaccharide elicitor
  • Root culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering

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