Polysaccharides

Science / Biology / Polysaccharides: Long chains of monosaccharide units bonded together; e.g., glycogen, starch, and cellulose.

Polysaccharide

Science / Chemistry / Polysaccharide: A carbohydrate consisting of a large number of linked monosaccharide units. Examples of polysaccharides are cellulose and starch. MORE

Antigens

Science / Biology / Antigens: Molecules carried or produced by microorganisms that initiate antibody production; mostly proteins or proteins combined with polysaccharides. MORE

Desmosome

Science / Biology / Desmosome: A circular region of membrane cemented to an adjacent membrane by a molecular glue made of polysaccharides; found in tissues that undergo stretching. MORE

Glycolipids

Science / Biology / Glycolipids: Polysaccharides formed of sugars linked to lipids, a part of the cell membrane. MORE

Glycoproteins

Science / Biology / Glycoproteins: Polysaccharides formed of sugars linked to proteins. On the outer surface of a membrane, they act as receptors for molecular signals originating outside the cell. MORE

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