Question: Meaning of n in an equation of reaction in KEGG
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3.6 years ago by
Na Sed290
United States
Na Sed290 wrote:

G10477(n) + C00009 <=> G10477(n-1) + C00103 is a reaction in KEGG. You can find its page here. Could you please tell me what is the role/meaning of n?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.6 years ago by Devon Ryan94k • written 3.6 years ago by Na Sed290
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3.6 years ago by
Devon Ryan94k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan94k wrote:

You start with a length n of 1,3-beta-D-Glucan and the reaction results in the removal of one (so you have n-1). This is also a chemistry question, which is a bit off-topic here.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.6 years ago by Devon Ryan94k

@Devon Ryan Thank you. Is this different from when the coefficient comes before the name of the compound?

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.6 years ago • written 3.6 years ago by Na Sed290
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I assume by coefficient you mean things such as 1,3 in 1,3-beta-D-Glucan. Yes, they're completely different. I recommend you consult an intro chemistry book.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.6 years ago by Devon Ryan94k
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