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Define metabolism, metabolic pathway, and intermediates.
Metabolism: network of chemical processes that maintain life.
Metabolic pathway: biochemical reactions that occur in progression from beginning to end.
Intermediates: Compounds formed in a pathway.
Define Anabolic & Catabolic.
Anabolic: pathways that build compounds.
Catabolic: pathways that break down compounds.
Energy for the cell. What is ATP and what is it broken down into?
ATP: Body's source of energy derived from catabolic reactions.
ATP is broken down to ADP or AMP to generate energy.
*ATP possess a high energy bond.
What are the stages of Catabolism? (3)
Stage 1: Digestion-breakdown of complex molecules to their component building blocks.
Stage 2: Conversion of building blocks to acetyl-CoA (Krebs cycle or CAC)
Stage 3: Metabolism acetyl-CoA to CO^2 and formation of ATP.
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