heteropolysaccharide


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heteropolysaccharide

[¦hed·ə·rō‚päl·ē′sak·ə‚rīd]
(biochemistry)
A polysaccharide which is a polymer consisting of two or more different monosaccharides.
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According to this observation, it is anticipated that the hydrophobic tails of two surfactants molecules are partially encapsulated into the cavity of a [beta]-CD molecule forming a 2:1 inclusion complex; after which the supramolecular system (SAP) is formed by self-assembling through nonbonding interactions between the S: [beta]-CD inclusion complexes and the branch chains of the heteropolysaccharide (xanthan gum backbones).
Specific topics include experimental strategies toward the use of the Porin MapA as a nanotemplate and for biosensors, artificial bioassemblies, genetically engineered proteins and heteropolysaccharides as components of a versatile construction kit, photo-induced electron transport in DNA that will produce electronic devices based on DNA architecture, effective models for charge transport in DNA nanowires, optimizing photoactive proteins for optoelectronic environments by using directed evolution, DNA-based nanoelectronics, electrical manipulation of DNA on metal surfaces, biomolecular automata, drug delivery, and biological design for use in analysis.
Chondroitin sulfate belongs to a family of heteropolysaccharides called glycosaminoglycans or GAGs.
With the exception of cheratan sulfate and hyaluronic acid (hyaluronate), they are sulfated heteropolysaccharides of alternating copolymers of uronic acids and amino sugars, with different degrees of charge density attributable to sulfate groups that vary in amount and are linked in different positions.
thermophilus strains produce two heteropolysaccharides with the same monomeric composition--galactose and glucose in a 4:1 ratio--but with different molecular masses.
Heteropolysaccharides I: Glycoconjugates, Glycoproteins and Glycolipids
Immune Assist Critical Care Formula[TM] -- a blend of more than 200 heteropolysaccharides derived from six mushroom species; immune system enhancement for people facing serious health challenges.
The topics covered include biomass derivatives; carbon dioxide as a renewable C1 feedstock; hemicellulose from biodelignified wood; optimization of the process conditions for the extraction of heteropolysaccharides from birch; and protein-based plastics and composites as smart green materials.