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What do molecules use glucose for?

Asked by spearhead155 (7points) June 2nd, 2010

I know that cells use glucose for energy, but what do molecules use glucose for? Amino acids are made up of simple sugars, which are molecules, but molecules use sugar as what? I know they’re not alive, so they need no energy.

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AHC898's avatar

Glucose is a molecule.

Rarebear's avatar

I don’t understand the question.

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ragingloli's avatar

Glucose is a molecule.
Amino acids are not made up by sugars, and by the way, glucose is a sugar, too.
@Dr_C , Sugars are not made up of amino acids. Proteins are made up of amino acids.
Dear Zeus, this thread is so full of falsehoods, it makes my head spin.

Dr_C's avatar

@ragingloli I know. I figured I’d steer clear of explaining the structures derived from carbons and hydroxyl groups. The other reason for the answer can be found in your PM.

Disc2021's avatar

Carbohydrates/sugars>hydrogens, oxygens and carbons.
Proteins>amino acids.
Fats/lipids>fatty acids.
nucleic acid>nucleotides.

Simple sugars are made up of a sequence of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms, not amino acids (those make up proteins).

A gluclose molecule is made up of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon atoms. Molecules themselves don’t “use” gluclose for anything – but can react chemically with glucose.

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