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My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
My Adopted Child, Glycogen
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My Adopted Child, Glycogen


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  • The most biologically important thing to remember about Glycogen is that it is the fast acting energy stores in animals. If i needed to any physical activity my body would break down the glycolegen so i could use the glucose within it.
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  • 1. My Adopted Child, Glycogen
    Officially adopted December 11, 2009 by Kim Koob
    Kimberly A. Koob
  • 2. development
    Multiple glucose molecules bonded and formed a chain
    My baby, glycogen, a polysaccharide, was formed
    Glycogen is very active and helpful
    Glycogen helps keep me physically fit
  • 3. Glycogen’s Necessities
    Like the two glucose molecules that make up glycogen, it is made of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon
  • 4. Glycogen’s Biological Parents
    Glycogen’s parents are the monosaccharide subunit glucose
    They formed a chain and at about every 8 to 10 glucose units, glycogen branches.
  • 5. Glycogen’s Clique
    Glycogen has the hydroxyl functional group (-OH)
    This group is polar and attracts water molecules
  • 6. The Family
    Glycogen is a member of the storage polysaccharide family
    Some cousins are amylose and amylopectin, forms of starch
  • 7. Glycogen’s Favorite Activities
    Baby’s First Shoes!!
    Like the rest of her family, glycogen stores sugar for fuel for the body when it needs it
    Because of her makeup, she is very good at breaking up sugars and supplying them when really needed
    When the body moves and needs fuel, glycogen is always reliable and does her job
  • 8. Glycogen’s Character
    Glycogen likes to be in the liver and muscles and sometimes, when I can’t find her, she’s hiding out in white blood cells and kidneys
    Today (12/16/09) glycogen underwent hydrolysis for the first time!
    I was running and needed energy so she broke down the glucose to give my body energy
    We found out sad news today that her cousin, another glycogen, is over-produced and there is not enough insulin to limit it, so he caused the body to have diabetes
    Baby’s First Hydrolysis!
  • 9. Why I will be a Good Parent
    My new baby, Glycogen 
    I will use glycogen very often because I am a runner
    I will appreciate glycogen’s hard work to keep my blood sugar steady, again because I am active and need the energy
    Every child wants to be appreciated!
    I know that glycogen will slowly deplete if I don’t eat more and replenish it, so I will be sure to do my part and take in more sugars daily
  • 10. Bibliography
    Campbell, Neil A., and Jane B. Reece. AP Edition Biology. Seventh ed. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Education, Inc., 2005. Print.
    &quot;Glycogen.&quot; Science Daily. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. &lt;;.