Work Sheet 19


Overview of Carbohydrate Metabolism


1.      Define the following terms: monosaccharide, polysaccharide, asymmetric carbon, glycosidic bond and reducing sugar.





2.      Identify the composition of the following disaccharides: a-lactose, b-sucrose and b-maltose.







3.      Discuss the difference between insulin-sensitive and insulin-insensitive glucose transport.








4.      Define the pathways of the carbohydrate system.




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