Metabolism - Metabolism - metabolism: all chemical...

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Metabolism - metabolism life o anabolism : reactions that build up molecules (larger molecules are built from smaller molecules) example: bonding of amino acids to make a protein o catabolism : reactions that break down molecules (complex structures are broken down into simpler ones) released is captured to make ATP) - phosphorylation : addition of a phosphate molecule to another molecule (usually a protein or nucleotide (ADP)) o often used to activate a protein or chemical (sometimes used to inactivate) - oxidation : the gain of oxygen or the loss of hydrogen (or electrons) - reduction : the loss of oxygen or the gain of hydrogen (or electrons) - oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions o dehydrogenases : enzymes that catalyze transfer of hydrogen
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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