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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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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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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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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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Metabolism and Enzymes

Ch. 4a Metabolism & Enzymes [代謝作用 和 ] Metabolism [代謝作用]: all the chemical reactions taken place inside the living organisms. [在生物體內的全部化學反應] Metabolic processes: eg. photosynthesis, respiration, etc. [代謝過程: 例如 光合作用, 呼吸作用] Types [種類] - catabolism [分解代謝] - breaking down of complex organic molecules into simple molecules. (eg. respiration ) [分解複雜有機分子成為簡單分子 (例如: 呼吸作用)] - anabolism [組成代謝] - building up of complex organic molecules from simple molecules. (eg...

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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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Metabolism Research Paper

Reference Page Donald, Rizzo C. "Cellular Metabolism." Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. 3rd ed. New York: Delmare, 2010. 64-70. Print. "The Guide: Glycolysis." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 25 June 2012. <http://library.thinkquest.org/27819/ch4_4.shtml>. "Specialized Cell Structure and Function." : Cellular Respiration — FactMonster.com. 2000–2012 Pearson Education, Publishing as Fact Monster, n.d. Web. 25 June 2012. <http://www.factmonster.com/cig/biology/cellular-respiration...

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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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