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Carbohydrates in Health and Pharmaceuticals

Learn about the roles of carbohydrates in health, disease, and pharmaceutical products, classification of carbohydrates, models and representations of carbohydrates, and the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body. This quiz is based on the Pharmaceutical Biochemistry Module by Mary Grace S. Biagtan, RPh, MSPharm.

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Which monosaccharide is most abundant in nature?

D-Glucose

What is the function of D-Glyceraldehyde and Dihydroxyacetone in glycolysis?

Important intermediates in glycolysis

Which type of molecule is Dihydroxyacetone?

Non-chiral molecule

Where can ripe fruits, particularly ripe grapes, be found as a good source of glucose?

<p>Ripe grapes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main role of monosaccharides when linked to proteins?

<p>Cell–cell and cell–molecule recognition processes</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which monosaccharide is most important from a human nutritional standpoint?

<p>D-Glucose</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main role of D-Glyceraldehyde and Dihydroxyacetone in glycolysis?

<p>They are important intermediates in glycolysis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the simplest of the monosaccharides?

<p>D-Glyceraldehyde</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which monosaccharide is most abundant in nature?

<p>$C_6H_{12}O_6$</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where can ripe fruits, particularly ripe grapes, be found as a good source of glucose?

<p>$20%–30%$ glucose by mass</p> Signup and view all the answers

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