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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.

Why Gluconeogenesis is very Important? (Simple Notes)

Gluconeogenesis is the process of synthesizing glucose from non-carbohydrate sources. Gluconeogenesis occurs mainly in liver. Gluconeogenesis occurs to a more limited extent in the kidney and small intestine under some conditions. Definition of Gluconeogenesis: The biosynthesis of a carbohydrate from simpler, non-carbohydrate precursors such as Oxaloacetate and Pyruvate is called “Gluconeogenesis“. Few basics before continue, […]

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Hexose MonoPhosphate Shunt and its Significance (HMP Shunt)

The Hexose MonoPhosphate Shunt is also known as “Pentose phosphate Pathway” (PPP). This is alternative Glucose oxidation pathway. The hexose monophosphate pathway is used for 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 Monophospahte 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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