User:Brian P. Josey/Notebook/2009/10/09

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Structure of Amylose

It turns out that amylose has a helical structure, and not the linear structure that I thought it did. Andy and I thought about using the alcohols on the glucose subunits to attract to the glass slides, but we assumed that the structure was a line. This means that we could use the alcohol groups everywhere on the amylose to do whatever we want, as long as they are facing outwards. Which they do.

You can find a nice computer model of the structure of amylose here