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Macromolecules

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Macromolecules very large molecules with molecular masses as high as several million atomic mass units
Polysaccharides Polymers of simple sugars
Monosaccharides simple sugars
Fats fatty acids, glycerol, and an organic phosphate
Proteins polymers of amino acids
Cellulose found in all plants
Triglycerides all are non-polar energy storage
Phospholipid structure
Polypeptide a chain of amino acid
Primary structure the sequence of amino acids
Secondary structure the three dimensional arrangement of the backbone atoms in a small region of a protein
Tertiary Structure the three- dimensional structure of a complete polypeptide chain
Quaternary structure the three dimensional arrangement of subunits in proteins with more than one polypeptide chain
Three macromolecules polysaccharides fats proteins
Energy polysaccharides fats proteins
Structure polysaccharides fats
Transport proteins
Macromolecules used for energy starch glycogen triglycerides
Macromolecules used for structure cellulose chitin phospholipids alpha-keratin collagen
Macromolecules used for transport hemoglobin Glucose transporter