BMB Exam 2 Objectives

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BMB Exam 2 Objectives Metabolism 1. Metabolism Big picture metabolic story- All the processes taking place in an organism are called metabolism. These can be divided into two types of processes, catabolic processes and anabolic processes. Catabolic processes break down complex molecules to simple precursors, oxidize carbon to reduce conenzymes, and use exergonic reactions to make ATP. This is how our body extracts energy from the food we eat. Anabolic processes synthesize complex molecules from simple precursors, oxidize coenzymes to reduce carbon, and use ATP to drive energonic reactions. This is how our body produces the proteins, lipids, complex carbohydrates, and nucleic acids our cells need. The ATP and reduced coenzymes produced by catabolic process are used to provide energy and electrons to power the anabolic processes. The simple carbon intermediates produced by catabolism are used as the building blocks for anabolic processes. Catabolism- The metabolic breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones, often resulting in a release of energy. Anabolism- The phase of metabolism in which simple substances are
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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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