Carbohydrates of Clinical importance

Biochemistry

Carbohydrates of Clinical importance

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 73%
Ease of Revision 9 / 10

Just have a bird’s eye view of what the different molecules do, and you should be good to go.

Question Pattern

Though this chapter is a mixed bag, disproportionately more focus has been on Glycosaminoglycans.

Read about their normal functions and structure. Don’t bother about the intricacies of chemical structure.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Glycemic index for common foods
  • Respiratory quotient for different nutrients
  • Glycosaminoglycan involved in cellular migration
  • Aldose & Ketose sugars – examples
  • Sites of synthesis of glycosaminoglycans
  • Glycosaminoglycan present in the cornea
  • Epimer – Examples
  • Enantiomers – examples

Suggested Revision

  • Mucopolysaccharidoses – Important Clinical features
  • Tests for Carbohydrates
  • Glycosoaminoglycans – Overview
  • Composition of common Carbohydrates

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