Class Notes

Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption

Dr. V. Ganapathy, Medical College of Georgia
Biochemistry, Lecture 9
September 16th, 2005

  1. Dietary Carbohydrate Intake
  2. Digestion
  3. Carbohydrate Absorption
  4. Diseases of Carbohydrate Digestion

Dietary Carbohydrate Intake

Starch: Amylose and Amylopectin

Sucrose: Table Sugar

Lactose: Milk Sugar

Glycogen: Animal Starch

Cellulose: Fiber


Luminal Digestion

Membrane Digestion

Carbohydrate Absorption

Diseases of Carbohydrate Digestion

Glucose/Galactose Malabsorption

Lactose Malabsorption (Lactose Intolerance)

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