Can humans digest alpha glucose?

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Annamarie Hand asked a question: Can humans digest alpha glucose?
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Date created: Wed, Jul 28, 2021 8:10 PM
Date updated: Wed, Nov 23, 2022 5:57 AM

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To be simple, we can digest starch (and glycogen) using alpha-amylases, as they hydrolyze alpha-1,4 and alpha-1,6 bonds. But we can not hydrolyze beta-1,4 linkages of cellulose. I.e. we do not have cellulase.

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