Types of biomolecules

Types of biomolecules - retinal and vitamin A. non-polar...

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Types of biomolecules: Class Description Features Function Polarity Carbohydrates (C,H,O) a)Monosaccharide b)Disaccharides c)Polysaccharides a) the ring shapes b) count units c) count units cell fuel, form of sugar, energy storage. polar Lipids (sometimes N,P) a) Fats b) Phospholipids c) Steroids d) Carotenoids a) glycerol at one end b) glycerol and side chain containing P and N. c) Four attached rings. d) look for isoprene units. a) cell fuel and energy storage. b) components of cell membrane. c) hormones, vitamin D, cholesterol. d) converted to
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Unformatted text preview: retinal and vitamin A. non-polar Proteins (C,H,O,N,S) one or more polypeptides coiled together. amino acid units combined by C-N bond. enzymes, muscle proteins, hemoglobin & structural components. polar/non-polar Nucleic Acids (C,H,O,N,P) composed of alternating pentose and phosphate group. RNA has uracil instead of thymine(DNA). pentose-phosphate backbone. DNA forms double helix. Storage, transmission and expression of genetic information. Cell signaling and metabolism. polar...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course BIO 119:101 taught by Professor Martin during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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