Melibiose

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Melibiose
Melibiose structure.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 5340-95-4 YesY
PubChem 11458
MeSH Melibiose
ChEBI CHEBI:28053 N
ChEMBL CHEMBL1159652 N
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Properties
Molecular formula C12H22O11
Molar mass 342.30 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Melibiose is a reducing disaccharide formed by an alpha-1,6 linkage between galactose and glucose (D-Gal-α(1→6)-D-Glc).[1][2] It can be formed by invertase-mediated hydrolysis of raffinose, which produces melibiose and fructose. Melibiose can be broken down into its component saccharides, glucose and galactose, by the enzyme Alpha-galactosidase, such as MEL1 from Saccharomyces pastorianus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thisbe K. Lindhorst (2007). Essentials of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry (1 ed ed.). Wiley-VCH. ISBN 3527315284. 
  2. ^ John F. Robyt (1997). Essentials of Carbohydrate Chemistry (1 ed ed.). Springer. ISBN 0387949518.