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Department
Biochemistry
Course
BCHM 3P01
Professor
Nicholas D Vesprini
Semester
Winter

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Glycogen MetabolismFebruary2514801 AMReview Glycogen Polymer of glucose D or L What are the bonds called that link together glucose units in a polymerGlycoside bondsWhat specific bonds are seen in glycogen Alpha14 makes the straight chain and alpha16 makes the branchingVertebrates use this because we have a high metabolic rate Other forms of energy storage that are similar to glycogenAmylose and amylopectin Nonreducing end has the hydroxyl group at carbon 1 occupiedThe more of these ends the more that glucose can be mobilized Glycogen MetabolismKind of like a compacitorContinual balance of synthesis and breakdownDynamically changing minute by minute to match energetic needs of organism Synthesis is favouredExcess glucose
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