By Yessica Chong and Antharya Boindala 4th period
Examples of Carbohydrate:
Full fat yogurt
Functional Groups always found in Carbs:
Monosaccharides- fuel for cellular metabolishm, used in biosynthesis reactions.
Carbohydrates structure elements.- cellulose in plants and more
Structure Allowing for it's Functions
Carbohydrates are monosaccharides that serve as energy stores, fuels, and metabolic intermediates.
They are structural elements in the cell walls of bacteria (peptidoglycan or murein), plants (cellulose) and animals (chitin).
Carbs are linked to many proteins and lipids. These linked carbohydrates are important in cell-cell communication and in interactions between cells and other elements in the cellular environment.
Serves as "food" for energy supply (starch, glycogen, dextrans) and production of fats.