[ [ Glycogen ] A polysaccharide comprising of highly-branched glucose chains, with a similar structure to amylopectin but is more highly branched. Glycogen is the only carbohydrate form of energy storage in animals, found primarily in the liver and muscles. More ]
A [ Polysaccharide ] A carbohydrate molecule comprising of more than ten monosaccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds. They may be linear or highly branched in structure. Enzymatic glycolysis breaks the glycosidic linkages, reducing them into oligosaccharides, disaccharides and monosaccharides. In plants, the role of oligosaccharides and polysaccharides is either structural or energy storage. In humans, their role is energy storage, More comprising of highly-branched [ Glucose, D-glucose, Dextrose ] A monosaccharide with the molecular formula C6H12O6. The principle isomer of glucose is D-glucose (dextrose). It is the product of photosynthesis and the building block of a number of important carbohydrate polymers, including cellulose. In animals, glucose is the defining sugar of the blood. It is obtained from directly from dietary glucose, and from the More chains, with a similar structure to [ Amylopectin ] A polysaccharide comprising of highly-branched glucose chains, with a similar structure to glycogen but not as highly branched. Amylopectin serves as an energy store in green plants, along with amylose which together constitute starch. More but is more highly branched.
Glycogen is the only [ Carbohydrate, Carb, Saccharide ] A group of organic compounds occurring in living tissues, comprising of sugars, starches, and cellulose. Carbohydrates can be divided into four chemical groups: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Shorter-chain carbohydrates (monosaccharides and disaccharides) are generally sweet tasting are commonly referred to as sugars. More form of energy storage in animals, found primarily in the liver and muscles.