milk sugar


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milk sugar:

see lactoselactose
or milk sugar,
white crystalline disaccharide (see carbohydrate). It has the same empirical formula (C12H22O11) as sucrose (cane sugar) and maltose but differs from both in structure (see isomer).
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milk sugar

[′milk ‚shu̇g·ər]
(biochemistry)
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They occur in varying degrees after products with milk sugar are consumed.
You need the enzyme lactase to digest the milk sugar lactose.
These people lack the necessary digestive enzyme to break down the milk sugar, lactose.
coli, the researchers suggest, the introduction of the lac operon--a cluster of genes encoding proteins that metabolize the milk sugar lactose--probably permitted the bacterium to establish its current home in the colons of mammals.
Lactase is the enzyme necessary to break down milk sugar into assimilable foi-m.
Then there was the possibility that it was not the protein to which the child was sensitive, but the milk sugar, lactose.
Most supermarkets now carry special brands of lactase-treated milk, in which the milk sugar is predigested.
In fact, 212 mg of Vasomax's total 400 mg tablet is lactose, commonly known as milk sugar.
Determining whether this milk sugar has some redeeming qualities-for example in facilitating defense against dangerous intestinal pathogens-will require further studies.
The enzyme breaks down the milk sugar (lactose) into simple forms, so that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Authentic milk sugar is added to the boil, and the stout is given a maturation time of three weeks.
Milk sugar (lactose) is the one natural extrinsic sugar that is the exception to this rule.