An Oligosaccharide is a saccharide polymer containing a small number of component sugars, also known as simple sugars (monosaccharides). Dextra offers a range of blood group oligosaccharides, human milk oligosaccharides along with a wide range of specialty compounds.
Dextra UK offers a range of heparin, heparan and chondroitin sulphate derived oligosaccharides ranging from the disaccharide units up to polymeric material akin to the natural material. All of these compounds are members of the glycosaminoglycan (mucopolysaccharide) family of polysaccharides.
Blood groups represent an important type of blood classification (known as the ABO system) based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells and consist of specific sets of carbohydrates, depending on the blood group type.
The product line ranges from the disaccharide through to the 7-sugar maltoheptaose. The compounds offered by Dextra UK are suitable for diagnostic applications for food, pharmaceutical and many other commercial applications.
4-Methylumbelliferyl glycosides are fluorogenic substrates used for the detection and measurement of glycosyl hydrolase enzymes. The non-fluorogenic substrate gives fluorescent 4-methylumbelliferone on hydrolysis.
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