heteropolymer


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heteropolymer

[-pol′imir]
Etymology: Gk, heteros + polys, many, meros, part
a compound formed from subunits that are not all the same, such as a protein composed of various amino acid subunits.
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Hemicelluloses are heteropolymers of a range of pentose sugars, primarily xylose and arabinose.
The phenotypes show an important molecular heterogeneity; Hp 1-1 is a small molecule (86 kDa) of well-defined structure, whereas Hp 2-1 is characterized by heteropolymers (86-300 kDa), and Hp 2-2 forms large macromolecular complexes (170-1000 kDa) (3).
Proteins are heteropolymers that can be involved in network structuring by the formation of high- or low-energy intermolecular bonds.
Hemicellulose is a highly branched, low molecular weight heteropolymers of various sugars as well as their uronic acid.
Production and characterization of recombinant heteropolymers of human ferritin H- and L-chains.
Xylans are heteropolymers possessing [beta]-(1-4)-D-xylopyranose backbones, which are branched by short carbohydrate chains comprising D-glucuronic acid or its 4-O-methyl ether, L-arabinose, and/or various oligosaccharides.