• Biohemistry

    Metabolism of carbohydrate

    Carbohydrate metabolism Carbohydrates are the major source of energy in living cells. The monosaccharide glucose is the central molecule in carbohydrate metabolism since all the major pathways of carbohydrate metabolism are connected with it. The glucose is synthesized form non-carbohydrate precursors and it stored in the form of glycogen, when the body is required glucose it release from the glycogen. Major pathways of carbohydrate metabolism Glycolysis (Embden-Meyerhof pathway) The oxidation of glucose to pyruvate and lactate. Citric acid cycle (Krebs cycle or tricarboxylic acid cycle) The oxidation of acetyl CoA to carbohydrate It is the final common oxidative pathway for carbohydrates, fats, or amino acids, through acetyl CoA. Gluconeogenesis Synthesis…

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