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Postby Helics » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:56 am

why foods are stored in body as glycogen form in animals? why it can not stored as amino acids or fatty acid or trigleceride?
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Postby Darby » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:11 pm

They are stored that way - only glucose is stored as glycogen. Whether amino acids get "stored" depends upon how your define the term, and lipids are definitely stored.
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Postby JackBean » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:23 am

Glycogen is the fastest source of energy, but for sure not the main source of energy.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby mavis » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:32 am

amino acids cannot be stored as the nitrogen is toxic.They must be deaminated and excreted as urea.

Glycogen and triglyceride are storage of energy.
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Postby Darby » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:17 pm

What you just said about amino acids makes no sense - it's like saying water can't be stored because hydrogen is explosive. Amino acids can be sequestered in proteins - whether that is true storage or not is debatable. If you USE amino acids for respiration-derived energy, then you have to deal with freed ammonia. But they aren't always used, at least not immediately.
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Postby JackBean » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:12 pm

That was probably manis's point that they cannot be used as immediate source of energy
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