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BMB Exam 2 Essays Describe in biochemical terms how your body extracts energy from starch obtained through diet and relate this to the big picture metabolic story. Focus on important concepts rather than specific enzymes or intermediate names. Digestive enzymes break down the starch releasing glucose which is transported to my cells where enzymes in a catabolic process called glycolysis use the exergonic oxidation of carbon to drive ATP production. This process adds phosphates using energy from ATP, cleaves the hexose in half, and then oxidize carbon. This exergonic oxidation of carbon is a key step in the formation of "high-energy" intermediates that are then used to make ATP by substrate-level phosphorylation and give a net yield of ATP. During this process the carbon in glucose is converted to pyruvate which can then be used to generate energy, recycle NADH, or synthesize other important molecules. Tell the big picture "metabolic story" discussed in class. All the processes taking place in an organism are called metabolism. These can be divided into two types of processes, catabolic processes and anabolic
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course BMB 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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