mannuronic acid


mannuronic acid
Uronic acid derived from the oxidation of mannose; a component of alginic acid.

* * *

man·nu·ron·ic acid .man-yə-.rän-ik- n an acid C6H10O7 related to mannose and obtained by hydrolysis of alginic acid

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • mannuronic acid — |manyə|ränik noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mann + uronic : an aldehyde acid HOOC(CHOH)4+CHO related to mannose and obtained by hydrolysis of alginic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • D-Galacturonic acid — IUPAC name (2S,3R,4S,5R) 2,3,4,5 Tetrahydroxy 6 oxo hexanoic acid …   Wikipedia

  • carbohydrate — /kahr boh huy drayt, beuh /, n. any of a class of organic compounds that are polyhydroxy aldehydes or polyhydroxy ketones, or change to such substances on simple chemical transformations, as hydrolysis, oxidation, or reduction, and that form the… …   Universalium

  • algae — algal, adj. /al jee/, n.pl., sing. alga / geuh/. any of numerous groups of chlorophyll containing, mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms ranging from microscopic single celled forms to multicellular forms 100 ft. (30 m) or more long, distinguished… …   Universalium

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa — P. aeruginosa on an XLD agar plate. Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • alginate — An irreversible hydrocolloid consisting of salts of alginic acid, a colloidal acid polysaccharide obtained from seaweed and composed of mannuronic acid residues; used in dental impression materials. * * * al·gi·nate al jə .nāt …   Medical dictionary

  • Hemicellulose — A hemicellulose can be any of several heteropolymers (matrix polysaccharides) present in almost all plant cell walls along with cellulose. While cellulose is crystalline, strong, and resistant to hydrolysis, hemicellulose has a random, amorphous… …   Wikipedia

  • Polysaccharide — Polysaccharides are relatively complex carbohydrates. They are polymers made up of many monosaccharides joined together by glycosidic bonds. They are therefore very large, often branched, macromolecules. They tend to be amorphous, insoluble in… …   Wikipedia

  • alginate — Salts of alginic acids, occurring in the cell walls of some algae. Commercially important in food processing, swabs, some filters, fire retardants etc. Calcium alginates form gels. Alginic acid is a linear polymer of mannuronic and glucuronic… …   Dictionary of molecular biology