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Glycogen

  1. 1. Molecule<br />Glycogen<br />Parent’s Name: Michael Galperin<br />Name of your biomolecule: Glycogen<br /> <br /> Date of adoption: September 26, 2010<br />
  2. 2. What elements make up it?<br />Made up of:<br />Carbon<br />Oxygen<br />Hydrogen<br />
  3. 3. Is Glycogen made up of subunits?<br />Glycogen subunits:<br />Glucose monomers<br />
  4. 4. What functional groups does Glycogen contain?<br />Hydroxyl<br />Carbonyl<br />
  5. 5. What type of organic compound does Glycogen belong to?<br />Glycogen is <br /> a Carbohydrate. <br />Family members are:<br />Glucose<br />Sucrose <br />Fructose<br />etc<br />
  6. 6. What are the general functions of all compounds in the family?<br />Function of Carbohydrates:<br />the storage of energy<br /> building blocks for the structure of many cell organelles.<br />
  7. 7. Functions of Glycogen<br /> Storage form of glucose in animal<br />Glycogen created to store chemical energy in animals<br />Short Term<br />Maintain blood glucose levels<br />
  8. 8. Why am I a good parent?<br />I have muscle tissues and a liver <br />I work a lot so I need the energy provided by glycogen. <br />I eat a lot of food with glucose so glycogen makes a perfect storage for the glucoses.<br />
  9. 9. Sources<br />http://www.exrx.net/Nutrition/Glycogen.html<br />http://www.carbs-information.com/glycogen-glucose-energy-store.htm<br />http://biomodel.uah.es/en/model3/index.htm<br />

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