glucuronoxylanmedical dictionary

<biochemistry> H Emicellulosic plant cell wall polysaccharide containing glucuronic acid and xylose as its main constituents.

Has a _(1-4) xylan backbone, with 4-0 methylglucuronic acid side chains. Arabinose and acetyl side chains may also be present. Major polysaccharide of angiosperm wood (hardwood).

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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