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.