amylopectin
A branched-chain polyglucose (glucan) in starch containing both 1,4 and 1,6 linkages. Cf.:amylose.

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am·y·lo·pec·tin .am-ə-lō-'pek-tən n a component of starch that has a high molecular weight and branched structure and does not tend to gel in aqueous solutions

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am·y·lo·pec·tin (am″ə-lo-pekґtin) a highly branched, water-insoluble glucan, the more prevalent of the two constituents of starch (see also amylose); it consists of a chain of glucose residues in α-(1,4) linkage to which branches are formed by α-(1,6) linkages. It stains violet to red-violet with iodine.

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  • Amylopectin — (CAS# 9037 22 3) is a highly branched polymer of glucose found in plants. It is one of the two components of starch, the other being amylose. It is soluble in water.Glucose units are linked in a linear way with α(1→4) bonds. Branching takes place …   Wikipedia

  • Amylopectin — ⇒ Stärke …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • amylopectin — [am΄ə lō pek′tin] n. a nearly insoluble substance derived from the outer part of starch granules: it is a polymer of glucose: see also AMYLOSE (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • amylopectin — amilopektinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Šakotasis polisacharidas, sudarytas iš D gliukozės liekanų, sudedamoji krakmolo dalis. atitikmenys: angl. amylopectin rus. амилопектин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • amylopectin — noun Date: 1905 a component of starch that has a high molecular weight and branched structure and does not tend to gel in aqueous solutions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amylopectin — Ausschnitt aus einem Amylopektinpolymer (Haworth Schreibweise) Ausschnitt aus einem Amylopektinpolymer (Sessel Schreibweise) Amylopek …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • amylopectin — Component of starch in which glucose chain is a 1,4 linked ( a 1,6 at branch points) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • amylopectin — /am euh loh pek tin/, n. the insoluble or gel component of starch that forms a paste with water, but does not solidify, and that turns red in iodine. Cf. amylose. [1900 05; AMYLO + PECTIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • amylopectin — noun A highly branched, insoluble form of starch (the soluble form being amylose) …   Wiktionary

  • amylopectin — n. ingredient of amylum …   English contemporary dictionary

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