lecture notes-biochemistry-2-carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water through photosynthesis, (CH 2 O)n, or Cn(H 2 O)n- 1 . Carbohydrates play critical roles as storage and structural compounds in cells. Carbohydrates are classified by the number of sugar units - monosaccharides - disaccharides - oligosaccharides - polysaccharides
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Carbohydrates Monosaccharides are the simplest form of carbohydrates containing three to nine carbon atom (CH 2 O)n. They consist of one sugar and are usually colorless, water- soluble, crystalline solids. Important monosaccharides include glucose , ribose and deoxyribose .
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Glucose Glucose as a straight chain Glc in ring structure
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Glucose (Glc) is one of the main products of photosynthesis and starts cellular respiration. The cell uses it as a source of energy and metabolic intermediate. Glucose is the source for glycolysis and citric acid cycle in metabolic pathway. Glc is produced commercially via the enzymatic
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course CHM 3210 taught by Professor Kennell during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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