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beta-Glucans

Glucose polymers consisting of a backbone of beta(1->3)-linked beta-D-glucopyranosyl units with beta(1->6) linked side chains of various lengths. They are a major component of the CELL WALL of organisms and of soluble DIETARY FIBER.

Year introduced: 2005

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Tree Number(s): D09.698.365.089

MeSH Unique ID: D047071

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  • beta Glucans

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