noun Date: 1960 any of a class of complex cyclic sugars that are products of the enzymatic decomposition of starch and that can catalyze reactions between simpler molecules which come together within the cylindrical body of the sugar

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  • Cyclodextrin — Cyclodextrine (CD) sind eine Klasse von Verbindungen, die zu den cyclischen Oligosacchariden gehören. Sie stellen ringförmige Abbauprodukte von Stärke dar. Sie bestehen aus α 1,4 glykosidisch verknüpften Glucosemolekülen. Dadurch entsteht eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cyclodextrin — ˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cycl + dextrin : any of a class of cyclic oligosaccharide sugars that are products of the enzymatic decomposition of starch and that can act as catalysts because they have the form of a rigid… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cyclodextrin — noun Any of a class of cyclic oligosaccharides consisting of glucopyranose residues linked as in amylose; cycloamylose …   Wiktionary

  • Cyclodextrin — Cy|c|lo|dex|t|rin [↑ cyclo u. ↑ Dextrin] Syn.: Cycloglucan, Schardinger Dextrin: enzymatische, aus Stärke gewinnbare Makrocyclen aus jeweils sechs (α C.), sieben (β C.) oder acht (γ C.) 1,4 glykosidisch zum Großring verknüpften Glucoseringen.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cyclodextrin — cy·clo·dex·trin (si″klo dekґstrin) any of a group of nonreducing cyclic compounds obtained by the enzymatic hydrolysis of starch, designated α , β , and γ cyclodextrins; used as complexing agents and in the study of enzyme… …   Medical dictionary

  • cyclodextrin — cy·clo·dextrin …   English syllables

  • cyclodextrin — Cyclic oligomer of glucose …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • Cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase — CGTase ribbon diagram Cyclodextrin glycosyl transferase (also Cyclodextrin glucosyltransferase or Cyclodextrin glucanotransferase) or CGTase for short (EC is a bacterial enzyme belonging to the same family of the α amylase specifically… …   Wikipedia

  • β-cyclodextrin — beta cyclodextrin betadex …   Medical dictionary

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