How do differences in the structure of polysaccharides affect their properties and biological functions?

Due to the difference in structure, polysaccharides are assimilated differently by organisms. So, in many animals and humans, starch and glycogen are easily broken down and absorbed, but they don’t have an enzyme that breaks down cellulose, and only microorganisms can break down the bonds between glucose residues in cellulose. However, cellulose fibers contribute to intestinal motility, therefore, many animals and humans need normal digestion, carbohydrate functions. In the body, carbohydrates perform mainly construction and energy functions. Cellulose consists of the membranes of plant cells. About 50% of the mass of all carbohydrates in plants is contained in cellulose. According to the total mass, cellulose takes the first place on Earth among organic compounds.

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