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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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For the lipid substrate, LpxK was specific for the glucosamine disaccharide head-group, showing no activity for lipid X, UDP-DAG, or substrates already containing Kdo core oligosaccharide sugars [68].
Furthermore, an estimation of UTI-CS chain length was performed as the ratio between the moles of disaccharides and the moles of UTI, considering 15.974 kDa as UTI molecular weight calculated through ExPASy Compute pI/Mw tool (http://www.expasy.org), according to the sequence reported by Xu et al.
In the meat industry, the sugars added to meat products include sucrose and lactose (disaccharides) [4, 5], honey and rice syrup [1], and glycerol and sorbitol [16].
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 7.0.
Encouraged by these results and to compare biological activities of monosaccharide (furanose and pyranose form) benzoates with that of disaccharide (e.g.
studied heparan sulfate--and dermatan sulfate--derived disaccharides in DBS among MPS-I, -II, and -III patients (66).
Starch is digested through a two step procedure, with alpha amylase breaking it down to disaccharides, before sucrose, isomaltase, maltase, glyco-amylase and lactase break them into digestable mono-saccharides.1
Trehalose, a naturally occurring alpha-linked disaccharide formed by two molecules of glucose, was considered for its well-known protective effects in eukaryotic cells [15].