Glucan

A glucan molecule is a polysaccharide of D-glucose monomers, linked by glycosidic bonds.

Many beta-glucans are medically important.

Read more about Glucan:  Types, Properties

Other articles related to "glucan, glucans":

Beta-glucan Chemistry
... By definition, beta-glucans are chains of D-glucose polysaccharides, linked by beta type glycosidic bonds ... Some β-glucan compounds are continual repeats of D-glucose attached at a specific position ... However, β-glucans can be more diverse than molecules like starch ...
PGG-glucan
... "poly---D-glucopyranosyl---D-glucopyranose glucan (PGG glucan)". ...
Alternansucrase
... the non-reducing terminal residue of an alpha-D-glucan, thereby creating a glucan with alternating alpha-1,6- and alpha-1,3-bonds ... The name "alternan" was coined in 1982 (Cote Robyt) for the glucan based on its alternating linkage structure ... name of this enzyme class is sucrose1,6(1,3)-alpha-D-glucan 6(3)-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase ...
Sucrose-1,6-alpha-glucan 3(6)-alpha-glucosyltransferase
... In enzymology, a sucrose-1,6-alpha-glucan 3(6)-alpha-glucosyltransferase (EC 2.4.1.125) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction sucrose + (1,6-alpha-D-glucosyl ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is sucrose1,6-alpha-D-glucan 3(6)-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase ... Other names in common use include water-soluble-glucan synthase, GTF-S, sucrose-1,6-alpha-glucan 3(6)-alpha-glucosyltransferase, sucrose1,6-alpha-D-glucan 3-alpha- and 6-alpha-gluc ...
Glucan - Properties
... Properties of Glucans include resistance to oral acids/enzyme and water insolubility.Glucans extracted from grains tend to be both soluble and insoluble ...