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energy-handout - Carbohydrates and Biological Energy Book:...

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Carbohydrates and Biological Energy Book: Life (8 th ed., Sadava et al.) Reading: Ch. 3: pp. 49-54 Ch. 6 pp. 118-125 Ch. 7 pp. 138-147
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Learning Objectives After the lectures on carbohydrates/energy you should be able to: Explain the roles carbohydrates play in living organisms Describe and illustrate the basic molecular design of carbohydrates Describe and/or illustrate how individual monosaccharide units are linked together to form macromolecules Explain the importance of glucose in living organisms Explain how ATP acts as a universal energy currency in living cells Use a few sentences to describe how glucose is “burned” to drive cellular processes Understand what is meant by substrate-level phosphorylation Understand what is meant by oxidative phosphorylation and chemiosmosis Explain the relevance of NADH and the redox reactions of the electron transport chain
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Carbohydrates • Generic formula is ~(CH 2 O) n Sugars, starch and cellulose are all examples of carbohydrates Glucose is main energy currency of living systems Monosaccharide units are covalently bonded together to form disaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides
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