Disaccharides

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A Diasaccharide, is a carbohydrate molecule, which consists of two units of monosaccharide molecules bound together by a glycosidic bond.

Some common examples of disaccharides are:

In lactose and maltose, an alpha 1,4-glycosidic bond is formed between the two monosaccharides, resulting from the linkage of the alpha-anomeric form of C-1 on one sugar and the hydroxyl oxygen on the C-4 of the other sugar[1].

References

  1. Berg J., Tymoczko J and Stryer L. (2012) Biochemistry, 7th edition, New York: W.H. Freeman. pg 337

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