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Polysaccharides A homopolysaccharide has the same monosaccharide unit repeating. A _ heteropolysaccharide _ has different saccharide monomers. Polysaccharides can be branched or unbranched. The _ glycosidic _ _ bond _ connecting the monomers can be either alpha (the anomeric hydroxyl is axial) or beta (the anomeric hydroxyl is equatorial). Repeating _ alpha _ glycosidic bonds result in a curvature of the polysaccharide chain. Thus, for longer, linear polysaccharide chains, beta _ glycosidic bonds are preferred. Identify the polymers and monomers: Polymer: Sucrose Polymer: Chitin Monomers: Glucose Monomers: GluNAc Polymer: Lactose Monomers: Galactose and Glucose Polymer: Starch (Amylopectin) or Glycogen Monomers: Glucose Glycosylation Proteoglycans are a special class of glycoproteins (proteins with sugars) that are heavily glycosylated. They have a core oligosaccharide (_ Hyaluronic _ _ Acid _) with one or more covalently attached glycosaminoglycan chain(s) like keratan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. These glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains are long carbohydrate
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2010 for the course BIBC 100 taught by Professor Nehring during the Summer '07 term at UCSD.

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