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This is the Intermediary Metabolism category. In this category included Carbohydrate metabolism, Amino acid Metabolism, Nucleic Acid Metabolism, Lipid Metabolism and Biological oxidation.

What are the Fate of Pyruvate Molecules after Glycolysis

Glycolysis is taking place in Cytoplasm. So Pyruvate is generated in Cytoplasm. This is to be transports into mitochondria by a Pyruvate transporter. It is a simport, where the hydrogen ion is transporter. Here two different enzymes are involved based on the condition. They are Pyruvate dehydrogenase and Lactate dehydrogenase enzymes. There are 2 different […]

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What is Gluconeogenesis? What are the Steps and Importance in Metabolism?

Gluconeogenesis is the process of synthesizing glucose from non-carbohydrate sources. The process takes place mainly in the liver and limited extent in the kidney and small intestine under some conditions. It is also called “Endogenous glucose Production” (EGP). It is one of the metabolic pathways. The production of glucose from other carbon skeletons is necessary since […]

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What is Hexose MonoPhosphate Shunt and its Significance? (HMP Shunt)

The Hexose Monophosphate Shunt is also known as “Pentose Phosphate Pathway” (PPP). This is an alternative Glucose oxidation pathway. The hexose monophosphate pathway is used for the production of NADPH from NADP. The NADPH is required for biosynthetic reactions such as fatty acid synthesis, cholesterol synthesis, drug reduction, and as a  cofactor for some non-synthetic enzymatic reactions. Hexose Monophosphate shunt […]

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Basic Overview of Carbohydrate Metabolism

Carbohydrate metabolism denotes the various biochemical processes responsible for the formation, breakdown and interconversion of carbohydrates in living organisms. The most important carbohydrate is glucose, a simple sugar (monosaccharide) that is metabolized by nearly all known organisms. Since all digestible forms of carbohydrates are eventually transformed into glucose, it is important to consider how glucose […]

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