Polysaccharides

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Polysaccharides, literally meaning "many sugars" are linear chains or branched molecular structures composed of simple repeating monosaccharide units. A single polysaccharide can be composed of many tens of thousands of monosaccharides, joined by a glycosidic bond [1].

References

  1. Marks' Essentials of Medical Biochemistry (2007) M. Lieberman, AD. Marks, C. Smith. p43
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