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Branched polymer of glucose synthesized by animal cells for energy storage and release. It is an analog of starch, has a similar structure to amylopectin, and functions as a secondary long-term energy storage. Used as a carrier substance for nucleic acid precipitation. Acts as an inert carrier which significantly increases the recovery of extracted DNA and RNA by ethanol precipitation.
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ab146544 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.
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