I have a mid-term tomorrow in biochem and my TA has confused me horribly. He gave us a worksheet with the question:
"Our bodies can create highly branched polysaccharides of glucose through a process of GLYCONEOGENESIS. What is the name of this polymer?"
The answer he gave: GLYCOGEN.
Now, I'm a big gluconeogenesis fan (being Paleo for a year and all) and I also study hard, so I know (because my textbook says so) that the result of GLUCOneogenesis is GLUCOSE. And I also know that the end result of GLYCOGENESIS (no "neo") is Glycogen.
The TA insisted that the words 'glyconeogenesis' and 'gluconeogenesis' are the same thing and that the answer is glycogen.
I can't get a hold of my prof for clarification and my classmates are memorizing 'glyconeogenesis' to mean the same thing as glycogenesis.
I figure if anyone would know, it would be hard-core paleos!!! Thanks!!!