anomer


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anomer

[′an·ə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
One of a pair of isomers of cyclic carbohydrates; resulting from creation of a new point of symmetry when a rearrangement of the atoms occurs at the aldehyde or ketone position.
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These include tests for anomer ratio (that is, the proportions of alpha-lactose and beta-lactose--see sidebar), tests for related sugars, (glucose and galactose), tests for residual proteins or protein fragments and measurement of amorphous lactose.
The process comprises hydrolyzing said mixture with an enzyme selected from the group consisting of Protease N, Alcalase, Savinase, ChiroCLEC-BL, PS-30, and ChiroCLEC-PC to stereoselectively hydrolyze predominantly one anomer to form a product wherein R.
In the axial anomer, the C-X dipole and the C-O dipole of the C-O-C moiety partially cancel, while in the equatorial anomer they do not.
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