What is glucose and why is it important to all life on earth?

1 Answer
Jul 19, 2018

Glucose is a monosaccharide, a biomolecule useful for its capacity to be metabolized for energy.

It can be stored as glycogen, broken down in glycolysis, or synthesized in gluconeogenesis. It can be used in biosignaling or in other forms of cell-to-cell interaction.

Moreover, it's embedded on any medical student's brain.


which can also cyclize into its hemiacetal form,