- cellulose, β-1,4-glucan
- Curdlan, β-1,3-glucan
- zymosan, β-1,3-glucan
- dextran, α-1,6-glucan
- glycogen, α-1,4- and α-1,6-glucan
- laminarin, β-1,3- and β-1,6-glucan
- lentinan, a strictly purified beta-1,6:beta-1,3-glucan
- pullulan, α-1,4- and α-1,6-glucan
- starch, α-1,4- and α-1,6-glucan
(The α- and β- and numbers clarify the type of O-glycosidic bond.)
Properties of Glucans include resistance to oral acids, water-insoluble, glucose polymers, and resistance to oral enzymes.
Many beta-glucans are medically important.
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