Glucose

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Glucose is a [[Monosaccharide|monosaccharide]] with the chemical formula of C<sub>6</sub>H<sub>12</sub>O<sub>6</sub>. It is invovled in many biological processes including [[Glycolysis|glycolysis]]. [[Glycolysis|Glycolysis]] invovles the conversion of [[Glucose|glucose]] to [[Pyruvate|pyruvate]]. This process is&nbsp;fundamental to&nbsp;[[Respiration|respiration]]. Glucose and form [[Glycosdic bond|glycosidic bond]] with another glucose to form a [[Disaccharide|disaccharide]] called [[Maltose|maltose]]. More glucose and be added to form a [[Polysaccharide|polysaccharide]] molecule known as [[Starch|starch]].<br>
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Glucose is a [[Monosaccharide|monosaccharide]] with the chemical formula of C<sub>6</sub>H<sub>12</sub>O<sub>6</sub>. It is invovled in many biological processes including [[Glycolysis|glycolysis]]. [[Glycolysis|Glycolysis]] invovles the conversion of [[Glucose|glucose]], to&nbsp;[[Pyruvate|pyruvate]]. This process is&nbsp;fundamental to&nbsp;[[Respiration|respiration]]. Glucose&nbsp;can form&nbsp;a&nbsp;[[Glycosdic bond|glycosidic bond]] with another glucose to form a [[Disaccharide|disaccharide]] called [[Maltose|maltose]]&nbsp;through a condensation reaction. Glucose monomers&nbsp;can be joined by&nbsp;α-1,4- glycosidic bond&nbsp;to form a [[Polysaccharide|polysaccharide]] molecule known as [[Starch|starch]]. <br>

Revision as of 23:34, 9 January 2011

Glucose is a monosaccharide with the chemical formula of C6H12O6. It is invovled in many biological processes including glycolysis. Glycolysis invovles the conversion of glucose, to pyruvate. This process is fundamental to respiration. Glucose can form a glycosidic bond with another glucose to form a disaccharide called maltose through a condensation reaction. Glucose monomers can be joined by α-1,4- glycosidic bond to form a polysaccharide molecule known as starch.

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