BCH210 Final

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Department
Biochemistry
Course
BCH210H1
Professor
Michael Baker
Semester
Fall

Description
Introduction to Metabolism and Bioenergetics Metabolism Entire network of enzyme reactions in cells Two major domainsAnabolism Reactions that synthesize molecules or make more complex moleculesCatabolism Reactions that degrade larger molecules to smaller moleculesAnabolism Reactions require energy and produce a wide diversity of macromolecules using a smaller number of simpler molecules eg 20 amino acids used to make thousands of proteinsExamples of anabolic paths Synthesis of glucose from pyruvate Synthesis of glycogen polyglucose from glucose Synthesis of fatty acids from acetyl CoACatabolism These reactions usually liberate energy and can convert a wide variety of larger molecules into a smaller variety of small molecules eg thousands of proteins20 amino acidsExamples of Catabolic Paths Glycolysis Breakdown of glucos
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