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