Maltose

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Maltose is a disaccharide. In maltose, two units of glucose are joined in a condensation reaction by an alpha-1,4 glycosidic linkage. Maltose is produced by the hydrolysis of starch and can be hydrolysed to glucose by the action of the enzyme maltase[1].
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References

  1. 'Biochemistry', Fifth Edition, (2002), Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko and Lubert Stryer, p.302
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