disaccharide


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disaccharide

[dī′sak·ə‚rīd]
(biochemistry)
Any of the class of compound sugars which yield two monosaccharide units upon hydrolysis.
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The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of various disaccharides and their concentrations on the quality characteristics, processing yields, and sensory attributes of CSPJ.
Serum Levels of glycosaminoglycans and chondroitin sulfate/hyaluronic acid disaccharides as diagnostic markers for liver diseases.
Transglycosylation reaction was performed between a disaccharide oxazoline (Gal-GlcNAc-oxa) as glycosyl donor and GlcNAc-GlcNAc as a glycosyl acceptor at pH 7.
Glycosaminoglycan chains are first degraded with bacterial lyases to give disaccharides.
Undigested disaccharides which remain in the intestinal lumen may cause flatulence, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
Although limited in number, randomized controlled trials comparing the effectiveness of rifaximin to non-absorbable disaccharides have shown consistently that rifaximin has stronger clinical benefits to patients in decreasing serum ammonia levels and in alleviating the neuropsychiatric symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy (Phongsamran et al.
Chemical synthesis and serology of disaccharides and trisaccharides of phenolic glycolipid antigens from the leprosy bacillus and preparation of a disaccharide protein conjugate for serodiagnosis of leprosy.
In addition, disaccharides, trisaccharides and other oligosaccharides are present in honey in small concentrations.
Sucrose is the most important disaccharide and is composed of about 50% glucose and 50% fructose.
Sucrose is a disaccharide that contains equal parts glucose and fructose.
When we eat table sugar (sucrose), disaccharidases in the gut break down that disaccharide into equal parts of fructose and glucose.
In essence, glycosaminoglycans are long unbranched chains of repeating disaccharide units, each comprising an N-acetyl hexosamine and either a hexose or hexuronic acid.