homopolysaccharide


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homopolysaccharide

[¦hä·mō‚päl·ē′sak·ə‚rīd]
(biochemistry)
A polysaccharide which is a polymer of one kind of monosaccharide.
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Herein, the improvement of mechanical strength by pullulan loading can be attributed to the chemical structure of pullulan, which is an exocellular homopolysaccharide and a linear mix of [alpha]-D-glucan consisting mainly of maltotriose repeating units interconnected by [alpha]-1,6 linkages.
In a previous study, it reported the bacterial EPS consisted of high molecular weight, 10 to 30 kDa, not only in homopolysaccharide form but also heteropolysaccharide form [4].
EPS from microbial sources can be classified into two groups: homopolysaccharides and heteropolysaccharides based on their monosaccharide composition and biosynthetic pathway (85).
The preparation of cellulose and other homopolysaccharides by linking together sugars in a stereospecific manner is in principle possible, but it would be very difficult and tedious.