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Last edited by Kash:); 08-04-2011 at 20:27.
- 05-04-2011 16:17
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- 05-04-2011 16:25
Does this make sense? I need to write about the glucose in relation to digestion. Fairly brief is fine.
In the mouth salivary amylase breaks down starch into glucose.
It does this by breaking it's glycosidic bonds by hydrolosis reaction.
Starch is continued to be digested in the stomach.
When it reaches the small intestines, glucose is absorbed into the blood by active transport.
Where does assimilation fit into this? If it does fit in anywhere.
And how would I fit in monosaccharides and polysaccharides in?
I can't recall much about assimilation but glucose is used as a source for ATP in aerobic respiration OR converted into glycogen in the liver.
In short glucose level rises in the blood,the same blood flows through the pancreatic cells called Islet of Langerhans's which in a series of steps drop down glucose level.Last edited by ibysaiyan; 05-04-2011 at 16:27.
- 05-04-2011 16:30
- 05-04-2011 16:35
Sorry to be of no help but oh how I miss human biology....
- 05-04-2011 16:46
Sounds good for a brief description, taking into account the help you've received. What about a little more info on the structure of starch/ glucose? That way you could fit saccharides in etc. Also, enzymes involved in digestion later in the gut? What about other saccharides such as maltose etc?
Also, don't know if it was a typing error but: HydrolYsis
- 05-04-2011 18:29