CHEBI:17309 - pectin

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ChEBI Name pectin
ChEBI ID CHEBI:17309
Definition Any mixture of complex, colloidal, macromolecular plant galacturonans containing a large proportion of D-galactopyranosyluronic acid residues in α-(1→4) linkage, the carboxy groups of which may be esterified to varying degrees by methyl groups or be partially or completely converted into salts. The structure shown is that of the parent polygalacturonan.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:14741, CHEBI:7946, CHEBI:26180
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Formula H2O(C6H8O6)n
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Metabolite of Species Details
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCBI:txid4932) Source: yeast.sf.net See: PubMed
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): food emulsifier
A food additive used to form or maintain a uniform emulsion of two (or more) phases in a food.
Biological Role(s): Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite
Any fungal metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in Baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae ).
food stabiliser
A food additive that is used to preserve the structure of food.
food emulsifier
A food additive used to form or maintain a uniform emulsion of two (or more) phases in a food.
food thickening agent
A food additive that is used to increase the viscosity of foodstuffs.
food gelling agent
A food additive that enhances the texture of a foodstuff by gel formation.
plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
Application(s): antidiarrhoeal drug
Any drug found useful in the symptomatic treatment of diarrhoea.
food stabiliser
A food additive that is used to preserve the structure of food.
food emulsifier
A food additive used to form or maintain a uniform emulsion of two (or more) phases in a food.
food thickening agent
A food additive that is used to increase the viscosity of foodstuffs.
food gelling agent
A food additive that enhances the texture of a foodstuff by gel formation.
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Outgoing pectin (CHEBI:17309) has role Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite (CHEBI:75772)
pectin (CHEBI:17309) has role antidiarrhoeal drug (CHEBI:55323)
pectin (CHEBI:17309) has role food emulsifier (CHEBI:63047)
pectin (CHEBI:17309) has role food gelling agent (CHEBI:78016)
pectin (CHEBI:17309) has role food stabiliser (CHEBI:77966)
pectin (CHEBI:17309) has role food thickening agent (CHEBI:77970)
pectin (CHEBI:17309) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
pectin (CHEBI:17309) is a galacturonan (CHEBI:24174)
pectin (CHEBI:17309) is conjugate acid of pectate (CHEBI:68837)
Incoming O-acetylated pectin (CHEBI:59516) has functional parent pectin (CHEBI:17309)
[4)-3-O-Ac-α-D-GalpANAc(1→]n (CHEBI:59515) has functional parent pectin (CHEBI:17309)
mucilage (CHEBI:74969) has part pectin (CHEBI:17309)
pectate (CHEBI:68837) is conjugate base of pectin (CHEBI:17309)
Synonyms Sources
pectic substance ChEBI
Pectin KEGG COMPOUND
pectina ChEBI
pectinas ChEBI
pectine ChEBI
pectines ChEBI
pectins ChEBI
Pektin ChEBI
Pektine ChEBI
Poly(1,4-alpha-D-galacturonide) KEGG COMPOUND
poly[(1→4)-α-D-GalpA] ChEBI
Manual Xrefs Databases
C00714 KEGG COMPOUND
D02316 KEGG DRUG
G10591 KEGG GLYCAN
HMDB0003402 HMDB
PECTATE MetaCyc
Pectin Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
8539058 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
9000-69-5 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Citations Waiting for Citations Types Sources
10093966 PubMed citation Europe PMC
17930085 PubMed citation Europe PMC
24751282 PubMed citation Europe PMC
24798790 PubMed citation Europe PMC
7446458 PubMed citation Europe PMC
7960137 PubMed citation Europe PMC
890983 PubMed citation Europe PMC
Last Modified
26 October 2016
General Comment
2011-06-16 A soluble dietary fibre, pectin is used as a gelling agent in jams and jellies.