Homopolysaccharides contain only a single type of monomeric unit; heteropolysaccharides contain two or more different kinds of monomeric units ( Fig. ). Homopolysaccharides are polysaccharides composed of a single type of sugar monomer. For example, cellulose is an unbranched homopolysaccharide made. Carbohydrate – Heteropolysaccharides: In general, heteropolysaccharides ( heteroglycans) contain two The major heteropolysaccharides include the connective-tissue polysaccharides, the blood group substances, Homopolysaccharides.

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The arrangement of repeating units decides the chemical and physical properties of the heteropolysaccharide. In some glycosaminoglycans, one or more of the hydroxyls of the amino sugar is esterified with sulfate. Cellulose is a good example for homopolysaccharides. Cellulose is a linear polymer of D-glucose residues bonded by b 1, 4 -O-glycosidic linkages. Introduction General features Classification and nomenclature Biological significance Role in the biosphere Role in human nutrition Role in energy storage Role in plant and animal structure Structural arrangements and properties Stereoisomerism Configuration Hemiacetal and hemiketal forms Classes of carbohydrates Monosaccharides Sources Chemical reactions Formation of glycosides Formation of methyl ethers Disaccharides and oligosaccharides Sucrose and trehalose Lactose and maltose Polysaccharides Homopolysaccharides Heteropolysaccharides Preparation and analysis Analytical techniques Spectroscopic techniques Identification of subunits.

The attachment of cells to the extracellular meshwork involves several families of proteins.

Taking in account the kind of linkage we can say that the repeating unit in amylose is maltose. They are released outside of the bacterial cell wall. GAGs are essential to life; they form important components of connective tissues and are found in collagen and elastin due to GAG chains that are covalently bonded to other proteins, forming proteoglycans.

Optical rotation, for example, once was frequently used to characterize carbohydrates. Single type of monosaccharide is involved in the formation of a homopolysaccharide.

EPSs produced from LAB strains have received special attention as valuable compounds, because of their potential economic applications and positive effects on health benefits in humans and livestock. This site homopolysacchsrides cookies. Therefore, the chemical structure of a homopolysaccharide has the same repeating unit.


It is also insoluble in water, making it so that it can stay inside the plant without dissolving into the system. Alternatively, the compact nature of a glycogen molecule of molecular weight equal to that of a molecule of hyaluronic acid results in its accommodation to a much smaller space than the latter molecule.

Int J BiolMacromol These technological advantages are to improve the rheology, texture, mouth feel of fermented food formulation [ 17 ].

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Glycogen is found in animals, and it is branched like amylopectin. Quantum mechanics, science dealing with the behaviour of matter and light on the atomic and subatomic…. Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrate polymers consisting of more than 2 monosaccharides linked together covalently by glycosidic linkages in a condensation reaction.

Likewise, insoluble fibers like cellulose expedite the digestive movement of food molecules, which is imperative in the quick removal of harmful toxins.

It is the property of forming crystals that makes cellulose so insoluble. Orient J Chem The complex nature of these substances has made detailed structural studies extremely difficult. It is also used as an anticake agent, stabilizer, thickener and dispersing agent.

Unlike the linear structure of Amylose, the Amylopectin starches are branched containing an alpha 1,6 glycosidic linkage about every 30 glucose units. These units are often contained a combination different types of monosaccharide such as D-glucose, D-galactose and L-rhamnose.

EPS Uses Dextran As adjuvant, emulsifier, carrier and stabilizer in food and pharmaceutical industries, plasma substitute, matrix of chromatography column, anticoagulant, paper industry, metal plating processing, for enhanced oil recovery, biomaterials.

Structural Biochemistry/Carbohydrates/Polysaccharides

The molecular mass of these HePS polymers ranges between 1. There can be two types of glycosidic bonds as glycosidic bonds and glycosidic bonds, depending on the carbon hetreopolysaccharides that are bonded to each other via an oxygen atom. The eps genes in thermophilic strains of Streptococcus and Lactobacilli are situated on chromosomally so the production is more reliable [ 910 hfteropolysaccharides. At this point the enzyme glycogen synthase plays the important role of catalyzing the attachment of UDP.


Polysaccharides are carbohydrates formed by more than 9 monosaccharides linked by glycosidic bonds. Prebiotics, heteropolysaccuarides in confectionaries, low viscosity bulking agent and extender in foods. Starch is the second most abundant carbohydrate in nature.

To minimize the repulsive forces among neighboring charged groups, these molecules assume an extended conformation in solution. These oligosaccharides have huge industrial application as prebiotics, nutraceuticals, sweeteners, humectants, drug against colon cancer, immune stimulators and so on [ 10 ].

Exopolysaccharides Production by Lactic Acid Bacteria

Like cellulose, it heteropoysaccharides indigestible by vertebrate animals. Also fructose is utilized by this enzyme. Prebiotics, antitumor property, hypocholesterolaemic agent, ecofriendly adhesive, Biothickener in food industry.

The identification of sugars in a mixture resulting from the hydrolytic breakdown of a heteropolysaccharide is most often carried out by chromatography of the mixture on paper, silica gelor cellulose. This metabolic process is in turn broken down to glycogen degradation and synthesis. Economic applications are included natural, safe-food additives or natural functional food ingredients increasing the possibility to replace or reduce the use of external hydrocolloids.

The rigid layer of the bacterial cell envelope the peptidoglycan is a heteropolysaccharide built from two alternating monosaccharide units. Incubation temperature and time, growth medium, acidity of growth medium and type of strain have an impact on EPSs production. In plants, starch storage folds to allow more space inside cells. Fructans can be classified into i levantype: