What is glycogen made up of?
The molecular formula of glycogen is
Below is glycogen's shape. The image shows the atoms Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen in the glycogen molecule.
To conclude, every molecule of glycogen consists of 24 atoms Carbon, 42 atoms of Hydrogen, and 21 atoms of Oxygen.
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Glycogen is a branched polymer made up of smaller units. So glycogen is polysaccharide, formed of glucose sugar.
One glycogen molecule may have upto thirty thousand glucose unit. There are 1
Though glycogen is polysaccharide, an enzymatic protein glycogenin is present at its core which helps in polymerisation of glucose in glycogen.