Galactan

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Galactan
Names
Other names
D-Galactan; Galactosan
Identifiers
ChEBI
KEGG
Properties
(C6H10O5)n
Molar mass Variable
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).


Galactan (galactosan) is a polysaccharide consisting of polymerized galactose.[1] In general, galactans in natural sources contain a core of galactose units connected by α(1→3) or α(1→6), with structures containing other monosaccharides as side-chains.[2]

Galactan derived from Anogeissus latifolia is primarily α(1→6), but galactan from acacia trees is primarily α(1→3).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Galactans at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ Zanetti, Maurizio; Capra, Donald J. (2003-09-02). The Antibodies. CRC Press. p. 78. ISBN 9780203216514.
  3. ^ Zanetti, Maurizio (1995). The antibodies. Luxembourg: Harwood Academic Publishers. p. 78. ISBN 0-415-28466-X.