Bio 260 Biochemistry

Bio 260 Biochemistry - Bio 260 BioChemistry Molecules of...

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Bio 260 BioChemistry
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“Molecules of Life” Macromolecules Various functions Unique to cells Four types Carbohydrates Lipids Proteins Nucleic acids
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Carbohydrates Subunits Sugars Function Store energy Energy for work Types Simple Complex
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Simple carbohydrates Types Monosaccharide “Simple sugar” 3-7 C Pentose Hexose Disaccharide 2 monosaccharides Sucrose
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Mono- and disaccharides
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Complex carbohydrates Polysaccharides 1000’s of subunits! Types (glucose) Glycogen - in animals Liver stores Blood glucose levels = 0.1% Starch - in plants Cellulose- in plant cell walls ( structure ) Not digestible “roughage” “fiber” prevent colon cancer
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Quick review: Describe the carbohydrate: Ribose Fructose Glycogen Deoxyribose Sucrose Glucose Disaccharide Polysaccharide
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