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Title: Sizofiran  
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Molecular formula (C6H10O5)n
Molar mass variable
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Sizofiran is a beta-glucan, also known as schizophyllan and abbreviated as SPG in many papers. It is a polysaccharide consisting of repeating β(1→3)-linked D-glucose units with occasional β(1→6)-branches.[1] This generates a very stiff triple-helical structure in water.[1]


  1. ^ a b David B. Kony, Wolfgang Damm, Serge Stoll, Wilfred F. van Gunsteren, and Philippe H. Hünenberger (2007). "Explicit-Solvent Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Polysaccharide Schizophyllan in Water". Biophys J 93 (2): 442–455.  

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