Essays Tagged: "Glycogen"

Discuss How Glycogen is synthesised Angelina Lorenos

DISCUSS HOW GLYCOGEN IS SYNTHESISEDGENERAL STRUCTURE INFORMATIONGlycogen comprises polymers of glucose, linked b ... e is the metabolically active version of glucose, i.e. the form of glucose which is appropriate for glycogen synthesis. This conversion must occur before glycogen can be synthesised.GlucoseHexokinaseG ... Glucose-1-phosphateUDP glucose pyrophosphorylaseUTPPPiUDP GlucoseH2O2 PiMAINTENANCE OF FORMATION OF GLYCOGENPyrophosphate (PPi) formed in this reaction step is hydrolysed to form two orthophosphate (P ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Muscle Fatigue

. (Amussen) The process by which your body produces energy is called glycolysis. During glycolysis, glycogen is broken to produce creatine phosphate, which releases energy. The energy released catalyz ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Glucose regulation

over the body via the blood plasma and if there is too much present it is stored in the kidneys as glycogen (polysaccharide carbohydrate).The level of blood glucose has to be maintained by the body. ...

(4 pages) 78 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The use of energy in modern day athelets

P/PC energy system is used by the body to produce ATP when there is insufficient time to break down glycogen in the presence of oxygen for the replenishment of ATP. Residual supplies of ATP in the bod ... cumulate too much, the body stores the excess in the liver and muscle, and stored glucose is called glycogen. The process of using glycogen or glucose as fuel is called glycolysis. Glycogen is much mo ...

(17 pages) 69 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Peak performance program

auses of fatigue during the 1500m include; inadequate carbohydrate supplies resulting in the muscle glycogen stores becoming depleted and athlete having to rely on the secondary fuel fat, causing the ... 0m the rate of recovery depends on the individual but can take up to 2 hours. The time to replenish glycogen stores used by the aerobic system can take up to 48 hours.

(1 pages) 556 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


ive and grow. The carbohydrate group consists principally of sugar, starch, dextrin, cellulose, and glycogen, substances that constitute an important part of the human diet and that of many animals. T ... s, the cell coatings of connective tissues contain carbohydrates. Plants use starch and animals use glycogen to store energy; when the energy is needed, the carbohydrates are broken down by enzymes.Ca ...

(1 pages) 48 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The effect of carbohydrates on fatigue, and the effect of high and low glycemic index of food

ydrate provide greater amount of fuel to the body. High carbohydrate food enable greater storage of glycogen in the skeletal muscle, which can be called upon as a energy souce when the glucose level i ... uscle, which can be called upon as a energy souce when the glucose level in the blood falls. If the glycogen in the skeletal muascle is not utilized within a soecific time period it becomes conveted i ...

(46 pages) 163 0 3.7 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

The Cause and Effects of Liver Failure

ch help to control the fluid levels in all parts of the body.The liver stores energy in the form of glycogen which is sugar. In the liver you will find copper, iron, and vitamins. Besides this, the li ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Pompe Disease

mmon symptom of Pompe is progressive muscle weakness. The muscle weakness is due to the build up of glycogen in the lysosomes. The glycogen continues to build and takes up so much space that the muscl ... cogen continues to build and takes up so much space that the muscle becomes damaged. Eventually the glycogen seeps out of the lysosome causing more damage to the other cells. This causes a person to h ...

(2 pages) 941 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Carbohydrate Intake for Adolescents Student Athletes

main fuel for high intensity activity. CHO is stored in the liver and in the muscles in the form of glycogen. This amounts to about 100 grams. But even this capacity could vary based on the quantity o ... f blood glucose and the amount of glucose supplied to the liver after food intake. Muscle and liver glycogen levels are fairly small and become lower during physical activity. When the quantity of CHO ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

bio212 essay

1BIO212 MicrobiologyExam 1Essay PortionStarch, cellulose, dextran, and glycogen are polysaccharides. How are they similar? To what are their different properties due? Why ... 4) bonds. Branching takes place with α(1→6) bonds occurring every 24 to 30 glucose units.Glycogen - Glycogen is a highly branched polymer that is better described as a dendrimer of about 60 ... kes alpha-1,6 glycosidic bond with a second glucose, which results in the creation of a branch. So, glycogen is the "animal equivalent"of amylopectin and is more branched.Cellulose - Cellulose is a po ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

al cells from bursting. The plant as a whole is mechanically supported as a result of cellulose too.Glycogen is ''animal starch'' and is an energy store in humans in the liver and muscle cells. They, ... due to the 1,6 - glycosidic bonds and thus have many end points. Enzymes can quickly hydrolyse the glycogen and the glucose is transported via the blood to the necessary cells and tissues in order to ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Science Essays