FIGURE 1.2. Open-chain and ring forms of glucose.



In the title of Teaching Slide 1.2, the term “galactose” has been changed to “glucose.” The title now reads “Open-chain and ring forms of glucose”.

Open-chain and ring forms of glucose. Changes in the orientation of hydroxyl groups around specific carbon atoms generate new molecules that have a distinct biology and biochemistry (e.g., galactose is the C-4 epimer of glucose).

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From: Chapter 1, Historical Background and Overview

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Essentials of Glycobiology. 2nd edition.
Varki A, Cummings RD, Esko JD, et al., editors.
Cold Spring Harbor (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 2009.
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