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Polysaccharides

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Presentación de Polysaccharides

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Polysaccharides

  1. 1. Polysaccharides Manuel Padilla, Ferm�n Serra V�zquez and Juan Pablo Uva
  2. 2. General formula
  3. 3. Cx(H2O)y X = Between 200 and 2500
  4. 4. Primary Roles
  5. 5. Cellular support While enzymes work on monosaccharides producing energy, polysaccharides usually fold together concentrating big amounts of enzymes in a very small place. Also, as they are hydrophobic, they can take in more sugar. A polysaccharide can be mixed with any number of other components to create tissues that are more rigid, less rigid, or even materials with special properties. Polysaccharides protect almost every type of cell, or example: Cellulose is a polysaccharide that protects all plant cells as a cell wall Storage of energy
  6. 6. Monomers and polymers
  7. 7. The monomers of polysaccharides are monosaccharides, while the polymers are polysaccharides
  8. 8. How are the monomers bonded together?
  9. 9. Glycosidic bonds All polysaccharides are formed by the same basic process: monosaccharides are connected through glycosidic bonds. When in a polysaccharide, individual monosaccharides are known as residues. Depending on the polysaccharide, any combination of them can be combined in series.
  10. 10. Examples
  11. 11. Glycogen and starch Cellulose can be found on all plant cells as the cell wall Glycogen and starch is produced by all plants and animals Cellulose

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