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    Why is amylose insoluble? I’ve tried looking around the internet, and there’s no explanation.
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    something to do with hydrophobic fatty acid tails. eg in glycogen they face inwards and hide behind glycerol heads from water, maybe something occurs for amylose
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    It's a straight chain but it ends up coiling up. The coil makes it into a granule. I'm not sure why the granule itself isn't soluble
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    (Original post by y6hhhfdse43)
    something to do with hydrophobic fatty acid tails. eg in glycogen they face inwards and hide behind glycerol heads from water, maybe something occurs for amylose

    (Original post by amaraub)
    It's a straight chain but it ends up coiling up. The coil makes it into a granule. I'm not sure why the granule itself isn't soluble
    Thanks - I’ll do some more research into these ideas.
 
 
 

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