Sophia maintained a healthy weight
of 132 pounds during the first months of graduate school. Normally, she ran 2 miles every other day and
ate healthy diet with plenty of fruits and veg.
During the December holiday Sophia
was too busy to exercise. There were big
family dinners, relatives cooked special foods, her mother baked. And Sophia ate big breakfasts (pancakes,
omelets), lunches (sandwiches, cookies) and dinners (mashed potatoes, bread
& butter, roasts, pies…).
On January 2, 2007 she weighed 137
1. What was the composition of her weight gain?
2. Does composition of Sophia's December diet matter in terms of promoting weight gain?
3. Each meal resulted in glucose entering --> glycolysis via allosteric and covalent regulation of _____?
4. Transcriptional changes also occurred. What components of her diet do you think would lead to transcriptional diet.
Allosteric and covalent regulation of hexokinase/glucokinase and GLUT 4?