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- 1 How is it possible that glycogen may have one reducing ends and many non reducing ends?
- 2 Does glycogen have one reducing end?
- 3 Which of the following is a polysaccharide with one reducing end but multiple non reducing ends?
- 4 How many reducing ends and non reducing ends are found in glycogen and starch?
- 5 Which of the following is a polysaccharide with one reducing end but multiple non-reducing ends?
- 6 What is the reducing end of a polysaccharide?
How is it possible that glycogen may have one reducing ends and many non reducing ends?
a) in a molecule of glycogen, there is only one reducing end but the number of non-reducing ends depends on the number of α→6 glycosidic linkages or the branches. Sucrose is a reducing sugar. This is because reducing sugars contain a reactive aldehyde of ketone, which is free and not linked to any atoms.
Does glycogen have one reducing end?
Linear glycogen chains consist of glucose molecules linked together by α-1,4 glycosidic bonds. At each of the branch points, two glucose molecules are linked together by α-1,6 glycosidic bonds. The non-reducing ends of the glycogen molecule are the sites where both synthesis and degradation occur.
Can polysaccharides have more than one reducing end?
Polysaccharides are polymers2 of monosaccharides. (Long chains of structural units are called polymers [poly means many in Greek].) Also like oligosaccharides, polysaccharide molecules can be either linear or branched. All polysaccharides, therefore, have one, and only one, reducing end.
How many reducing ends are in a molecule of glycogen?
Glycogen is a molecule that has a very large number of non reducing ends. But there is one singular reducing. And in this molecule this is where the addition of glucose would be added.
Which of the following is a polysaccharide with one reducing end but multiple non reducing ends?
As a result, amylopectin has one reducing end and many nonreducing ends. Amylopectin and α -amylose are broken down by the enzyme amylase.
How many reducing ends and non reducing ends are found in glycogen and starch?
(a) Each glycogen molecule has one reducing end, whereas the number of nonreducing ends is determined by the number of branches, or α-1,6 linkages.
What is reducing end of glycogen?
The single reducing end has the C1 carbon of the glucose residue free from the ring and able to react. A nonreducing end of a sugar is one that contains an acetal group, whereas a reducing sugar end is either an aldehyde or a hemiacetal group (Fig. 7.10).
What is a reducing end?
The end of the molecule containing the free anomeric carbon is called the reducing end, and the other end is called the nonreducing end. So non-reducing sugars that cannot reduce oxidizing agents. A reducing end of a carbohydrate is a carbon atom that can be in equilibrium with the open-chain aldehyde or keto form.
Which of the following is a polysaccharide with one reducing end but multiple non-reducing ends?
What is the reducing end of a polysaccharide?
In describing disaccharides or polysaccharides, the end of a chain that has a free anomeric carbon (i.e., is not involved in a glycosidic bond) is commonly called the reducing end of the chain. Glycosidic bonds are readily hydrolyzed by acid (but resist cleavage by base).