A [ Disaccharide ] A carbohydrate molecule comprising of two monosaccharides. Disaccharides are generally sweet-tasting, water-soluable, white, crystalline solids with the general formula of CnH2nOn. Dietary disaccharides must be hydrolyzed to monosaccharides prior to absorption into the blood stream.. Examples: sucrose, lactose and maltose. Also see: • Oligosaccharide • Polysaccharide More comprised of two α-D- [ Glucose, D-glucose, Dextrose ] A monosaccharide with the molecular formula C6H12O6. The principle isomer of glucose is D-glucose (dextrose). It is the product of photosynthesis and the building block of a number of important carbohydrate polymers, including cellulose. In animals, glucose is the defining sugar of the blood. It is obtained from directly from dietary glucose, and from the More units, connected through carbon number 1, in a 1α→1 linkage.
A disaccharide comprised of two α-D- glucose units, connected through carbon number 1, in a 1α→1 linkage. Trehalose has medical applications in the treatment of amyloidosis. Compare: Maltose More has medical applications in the treatment of [ Amyloidosis ] A rare disease resulting from accumulation of inappropriately folded proteins. More.
Compare: [ Maltose, Malt_Sugar, Maltobiose ] A disaccharide comprised of two α-D- glucose units connected by an alpha bond at carbon 1 of the first unit attached to the oxygen at carbon 4 of the second unit. Compare: Trehalose More