Polysaccharides

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Polysaccharides

AMYLOSE

  • Formed from many a-glucose are bonded together
  • Only 1,4-glycosidic bonds are involved 
  • Results in a helical structure as the a-glucose join at slighly different angles to one another

AMYLOPECTIN

  • 1,4 linked a-glocose chain with a-1,6 glycosidic bond causing branches every 24-30 glucose units

GLYCOGEN

  • Found in the liver and muscle cells of animals
  • It's structure is very similar to amylopectin but it has more branches
  • a-1,6 bonds

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