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Metabolism By: Who ever Enzymes Enzymes act as a catalyst by speeding up or slowing down processes in the body. A protein enzyme has a particular shape that contains an active site. An active site is where a substrate fits into place to have its bonds either built or broken. At which time the products or product produced are released. The enzyme remains to continue to act on any available substrate. Hereditary Fructose Intolerance AldolaseB is found mainly in the liver. The second...

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Biochemistry - Metabolism Enzyme Function and Activation Energy (Chapter 6 - Enzyme function and activation energy, n.d.) Induced Fit Model (Hudon-Miller, Enzymes, 2013) Why Does Aldolase B Deficiency Lead to HFI? • Understanding what happens to Glucose and Fructose in the liver is the first step. • Glucose enters the liver cell and Glucokinase is in the cytoplasm and adds a Phosphate (Pi) to make G-6-P to keep the glucose in the liver cell, which then becomes G-1-P and can be...

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MetabolismMetabolism is the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organisms to maintain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments” (Metabolism). Metabolism breaks down the food that we eat, transforming it into energy for our bodies. Metabolism is broken down into two categories Anabolism and Catabolism, which help aid in the chemical reaction process. Specific proteins in the body control the chemical...

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biology metabolism

What is metabolism? All living things must have an unceasing supply of energy and matter. The transformation of this energy and matter within the body is called metabolism. Metabolism includes two different types: catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism is destructive metabolism. Typically, in catabolism, larger organic molecules are broken down into smaller constituents. This usually occurs with the release of energy. Anabolism is constructive metabolism. Typically, in anabolism, small precursor...

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Carbohydrate Metabolism

Carbohydrate Metabolism Carbohydrate metabolism starts with digestion in the small intestines. This is the site where monosaccharides are absorbed into the blood stream. This type of metabolism is basically considered to be glucose metabolism because carbohydrates are eventually broken down into glucose so that it can diffuse into the blood stream. There are three hormones in the body that control the concentration on glucose in the body: Insulin, glucagon, and epinephrine. If sugars are too...

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1 Western Governors University 2 Hereditary Fructose Intolerance Metabolism is the process of cellular respiration. It involves three steps, 1) glycolysis, 2) the citric acid or Krebs cycle and 3) electron transport system. The glycolytic pathway or glycolysis is a metabolic process that leads to the formation of the energy source adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the body. ATP is essential to the cell and the cellular processes used by the cell. The first step, glycolysis is the process...

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Basic Metabolism

Basic metabolism Topics covered today: 1. Concept of equilibrium and Gibb’s free energy 2. Catalysis 3. Energy carrier molecules 4. (reading: 65-88) Keeping a system organized requires energy * Maintain structures * Create-and re-create the building blocks * Reorganize/adapt * Two categories of metabolism * Catabolism: get energy by breaking down food (bimolecular). * Anabolic pathways: use energy to build molecules. Second law of thermodynamic ...

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Goldfish Metabolism

Metabolism is the complete and necessary chemical activity carried out by living organisms. This process is carried out in two different ways: anabolic and catabolic. The catabolic breaks down large chemical compounds while anabolic synthesizes components to create larger molecules. Respiration provides energy for these reactions, and respiration needs oxygen to occur. Thus, calculating the change in oxygen can determine metabolic rate (University, 59). In this experiment, we will observe and analyze...

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Metabolism Persuasive Speech

The term metabolism is often used to indicate especially the breakdown of food and its transformation into energy. Although weight loss is a matter of sacrifice, the reality is that there is a bunch of ways to lose weight quickly. One is to increase metabolism which will help us gain the results so quickly. But how you can speed up metabolism? Big Question! But don’t worry. Here we show 6 ideas for you how to increase metabolism faster. 6 ways to increase metabolism/ foods that increase metabolism...

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How Hormones Effect the Metabolism

immunities, maintaining electrolyte levels, water and nutrient balance, and metabolism. Metabolism involves catabolism, which is a process where complex molecules are broken into simple substances, and anabolism which is the process when simple substances are made into complex molecules by the use of enzymes. During the catabolism process the energy is released and is used to make ATP. The most important hormone in maintaining metabolism is thyroxine which is produced by the thyroid gland. The production...

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