Figure

Sucrose (table sugar) is a disaccharide formed by the linking together of two monosaccharides, glucose and fructose.

CH2OH

CH2OH C-O

H OH

CH2OH O

Glucose subunit

Glucose subunit

Branched Sugars

Glycogen

FIGURE 2-10

Many molecules of glucose linked end-to-end and at branch points form the branched-chain polysaccharide glycogen, shown in diagrammatic form in (a). The four red subunits in (b) correspond to the four glucose subunits in (a).

Glycogen

FIGURE 2-10

Many molecules of glucose linked end-to-end and at branch points form the branched-chain polysaccharide glycogen, shown in diagrammatic form in (a). The four red subunits in (b) correspond to the four glucose subunits in (a).

Vander et al.: Human I I. Basic Cell Functions I 2. Chemical Composition of I I © The McGraw-Hill

Physiology: The the Body Companies, 2001 Mechanism of Body Function, Eighth Edition

PART ONE Basic Cell Functions chain. Hydrolysis of these polysaccharides leads to release of the glucose subunits.

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