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Xylomannan Jesse Russell

Xylomannan

Jesse Russell

Published July 8th 2012
ISBN : 9785511910024
Paperback
80 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Xylomannan is a newly discovered antifreeze molecule, found in the freeze-tolerant Alaskan beetle Upis ceramboides. Unlike antifreeze proteins, xylomannanis not a protein. Instead, it is a combination of aMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Xylomannan is a newly discovered antifreeze molecule, found in the freeze-tolerant Alaskan beetle Upis ceramboides. Unlike antifreeze proteins, xylomannanis not a protein. Instead, it is a combination of a sugar (saccharide) and a fatty acid that is found in cell membranes. As such is expected to work in a different manner than AFPs. It is believed to work by incorporating itself directly into the cell membrane and preventing the freezing of water molecules within the cell.